Making pretty things in stones and silver takes its toll on my hands.
I get so excited at seeing my nail polish collection.
I pick a color based on how I'm feeling,
or how I want to feel - as a reminder.
Green for Adventurous
Pink for Pretty
Orange for Hyperactive
Yellow for Inspired
Blue for Thoughtful
I carefully paint them on my nails,
reading a book as I wait for them to dry.
I enjoy a full day with pretty nails before I sit at my workbench and sand, file and buff away all the color.
Funny how my jewelry turns pretty as my nail polish wears away.
Ah! The sacrifices of a jeweler!
It's all very much worth it, though.
And I think you'd agree!
(Remove with nail polish remover, and repeat...)
--- Mariann ---
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