While reflecting on my first RJM experience at Penland School of Craft years ago I remember the materials I gravitated towards. I enjoyed costume jewelry and its falsified faceted stones and gold leaf. I enjoyed the clustered settings that the stones filled on this jewelry and, once removed, the beautiful recessed cavities that were hidden beneath. After dissecting, rolling and crushing these forms, there would be no resemblance to the jewelry it once was. It became just material, a new start for a new jewelry piece to be created!