I used to get very upset when a piece didn't work out. Something that I had spent hours on constructing failing in my face felt like I was failing, like I wasn't on the right life path. However, lately, with a few gray hairs on my head, I have come to see mistakes as a gift. After having a whole bracelet constructed and then melting the silver at the very end with a finicky torch, I was led to construct a whole new piece. I ended up turning the very same design into an all sterling silver ring which I came further more adore then the last. The second piece came along much faster and I knew with more certainty what had to be done.