I can't remember working quite this intensely on a theme this way before. Probably I have, but not in recent memory.
My first group of pieces cast beautifully. I still hold my breath a bit til I see them. There were 2 delicate gold pendants, one with a mauve pearl and one with an orange sapphire that I was the most concerned about. But they look great.
I have a faceted green amethyst and a lovely amethyst crystal piece laid out to think about for rings.
My cat Vilda, who usually gets what she wants within reason, is sulking because I haven't been willing to stop carving and pet her.
I'm stopping now. I'm burned out, at least for tonight and food is looking good.