As you can see, I am no hand model, but this is my second ring.
And the ginko leaf pin is in progress and will remain that way for an extended period of time, while my hands get back to normal. I still have much more filing to do on surface as well as solder on a stem.
As I left the jewelry studio, I realized the source of the musical "Jingle Bells" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" tunes. The local patchwork painted primary school uses phrases from these tunes to call the children in from the playground. The music always stops mid-phrase, which caused me to wonder why these songs were playing in the first place. Now I know.