Most of my blog postings have been related to my home renovation projects. I thought this week I would switch gears a bit and talk about my jewelry. I fell in love with metalsmithing a few years ago after taking a class at the Waterworks Art Studio in Tulsa, OK. I knew that I wanted to get to a point where I could make jewelry on a full-time basis and that is a goal I plan on making happen in the next few years. Since taking my first class I have made many pieces but did not bother to take pictures of my work before giving them away as gifts. I did manage to get a somewhat decent picture of my very first project. I made my mother-in-law a pendant using sterling silver and my trusty jewelers saw. Sitting down and sawing intricate details out of metal is a form of zen for me. I literally lose myself in the action of it-at least until my hand starts screaming at me or a saw blade eventually wears down and breaks. So, here it is....my first creation.