The Details!

So over the past few months I've been working with a new client. He is a jewelry designer... so he sketches up designs, hires me to create the gemstones, and works with the lowest bidder on gold work to create his pieces. He's a nice guy, but I'm learning more about my abilities (and patience) since becoming associated with him.

#1. I can describe a color to a person who understands color, and we will be able to visualize the same thing. If I say "Root Beer" they will imagine the color of a Root Beer soda in a glass with light shining through. If I say "Bubble Gum" they will imagine the color of a Watermelon Jolly Rancher. However, if say either of those terms to a non-color person (someone who doesn't really care about color) - this will visualize Brown and Pink like the color of construction paper.

#2. I have the ability to remove 2/100's of a millimeter of material from the girdle of a gemstone with precision BY HAND. I have had to do this one 3 separate occasions because a jeweler my client works with is obsessive about measurements.

#3. The statement, "80% of you clients will take up 20% of your time, and 20% of your clients will take up 80% of your time, " rings true in this business. The 20% that take up 80% of my time are designers... and they are all Prima Donnas!

#4. At my age with my stubbornness... I can only be self-employed. I've got an opinion, and therefore will share it. If it's politics, siblings, religion, fashion, children, legislation, firearms, food, or anything else I have experience with... if you want to make conversation I will give you a piece of my mind.

So yeah. It's time for me to get back to working on a Lemon Citrine.