Practical decisions are ringing in my head today as I work on my RJM jewelry. My first piece, a brooch, is nearly completed. I still have the difficult task of integrating the findings on the back. It's been looming over me since I have decided to work with costume jewelry brooches, many of which are composed of brittle pot metal. Surprisingly, I actually enjoy working with it, as most jewelers would cringe at the thought.