yesterday the sterling silver wire i'd ordered arrived, so made a silver ring for my mother, along with a nest necklace framed by yellow jade, white and multicolored pearls, amazonite and garnet, which is her birthstone. i'm working on earrings. these nests are a lot less messy than the first i did, and therefore less accurately bird-like.
i'm not sure about the ring, but i like the necklace, and hope she does, too. (and hope she doesn't look at this before i give them to her).