My first impression of my surprise box of jewels was a little disappointing. Lots and lots of beads, which I expected, and some shiny stones I have no idea what to do with. A few interesting figurative things which I liked but didn't quite fit my voice. But I think this is part of the challenge. To take materials and transform them. To many people a roll of raw copper is not that appealing. It is to me because I see possibilities. So I did an attitude adjustment and started giving everything a chance by investigating with an open mind.