Joie de Vivre jewelry
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School gets bad press; I understand this, and yet I count myself one of the fortunate who thoroughly enjoy learning. For me, it started as a love of reading that swelled and trickled to all subjects: literature, poetry, science, history - I've never grown tired of the delight of discovery. Of course, there is the other side of going through school that perhaps is not as enjoyable: the busy work and incessant testing. Ah well.

There are a number of items listed here where I was thinking about a specific class or field when I designed the piece. The Botany pieces, Ponderosa Pine and Pseudotsuga Menziesii, are drawn from direct experience of walking through the towering pine and fir forests of Oregon, collecting needles to help with tree classification. Likewise, Data Types represents bits I use on a daily basis. The Irresistible necklaces are obviously homage to resistors; I think of the simple breadboard circuits we created as probably nothing but tinker-toy child's play compared with electronics circuit design today.

Whether you're still in school and love it or out of school and nostalgic, I hope you enjoy the course work!

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Blue Mood
Mystic Oak
Golden Afternoon
Idyllic Forest
Tropical Shores
Water Lily
Rainy Day at the Kimbell
Modern Art
Classic Modern
Underwater
Flower
Kiss
Star Swirls
Bird in Flight
Art Deco

••  a s t r o n o m y  

Galaxies
Astrolab
Celestial
Binary Star System
Worm Hole
Cosmic Ray
Dark Skies
Phases
Rings
Open Cluster
Oort Cloud
Spiral Galaxy
Supernova
Waning Gibbous
Waxing Crescent
Lunar Eclipse
Fall Equinox

••  b o t a n y 

Ponderosa Pine
Pseudotsuga Menziesii
Family Araucariaceae
Transpiration
Leaf Bud
New Varietal
Daffodil
Darling Clementine
Prickly Pear
Flora
Arboreal
Allium Ampeloprasum
Meadowsweet
Baby's Breath
Safari Sunset Leucadendron
Crown Imperial
Spring Thaw

••  c h e m i s t r y 

Caffeine
Dew Point

••  c o m p u t e r   s c i e n c e 

Data Types
Base Class: Aventurine
Base Class: Fluorite
Base Class: Unakite
Base Class: Amethyst

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Irresistible (silver)
Irresistible (gold)
Circuit Bored

••  e n g l i s h 

Verb
Verb #2
Person of Action
Dowager Duchess
Archetype

••  g e o g r a p h y  

The Cold North
Bohemia
Inland Sea
Red Sea
Yellowstone
Headwaters
Lochan Uaine
Four Corners
The Grand Canyon State
Painted Desert
Slot Canyon
Copper Queen
Lake Havasu
Boulder
Noosa Heads
Mo'orea
Solomon Islands

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Castle Dome Turquoise
Subterranean
Mineral Deposit
Heat & Pressure
Rock Types I
Rock Types II
Ammonite
Ring of Fire

••  h i s t o r y 

Cleopatra
Queen Tiy
Victorian
Medici
Egyptology
This Is Not Rhetorical
Tipon
Our Lady
Eye of Horus
Beadu
The Aten
Queen of the Nile
Ides of March

••  h u m a n   a n a t o m y 

Womb Love
Pumping Strong
Anatomy
My Reproductive Organs
My Reproductive Organs (small)
Your Heart is a Muscle (bronze)
Your Heart is a Muscle (silver)
Neuron

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Lilies of the Field
Acoustic Guitar

••  p h y s i c s   &   m a t h e m a t i c s 

Infrared
Squares
2S Orbital - zoisite
2S Orbital - sodalite
Atomic
Fibonacci Squares
Golden Mean
Weighted Average
To Be Or Not To Be

••  z o o l o g y  

Monodon Monoceros
Bright Creatures
Death's Head Hawkmoth
Via de la Luna
Origins
Honey Bee
Squid
Cephalopod
Beep Beep
To the Sea
Black Mamba
Polar Bear
Bumblebee
Cheetah
Denizen of the Deep
Octopus Garden

••  s c h o o l   r e l a t e d

School Returns
September
December
Balance #2
Beauty Within

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