Been a long time since my last journal. 2 years in fact. In that time I have started a new career in the jewelry industry. I am working for a jewelry store as a sales person and also designing and making jewelry for that store. I have one line in already and am working on a second line. This line has four different collections. Ancient cultures , Inspired by nature , hearts and scrolls , and last but not least.......a middle earth collection. This is the one I had the most fun designing because I'm a big nerd. One set each to represent the races of middle earth. You know.....elves , dwarves , hobbits , humans , orcs , and dragons. Today I did the wax carving for the elvish set. It's very delicate and carving prong settings is a bear but I think it turned out well. I'll get my daughter to help me post pictures.