>> Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This ring is for my twin sister, Jacquie. She's finally graduated from her University course, after 7 long years. She took a program through Brandon University called P.E.N.T. (Program for the Education of Native Teachers). It enabled her to continue working at the Junior High as an Educational Assistant, and do her Student teaching. She took time off from our school year, so that she could go back to University during the Spring/Summer courses. It was a long haul, but she made it, with the highest marks in the class!
Jacquie had gotten this lab simulated Garnet about a year ago, intending me to make a ring for her. I wanted to be able to mount the faceted stone a different way, than the way I did my Amethyst ring. While it looks similar at first glance, the looping prongs continue back into the shank of the ring. Makes for slighter bigger ring shank, but a very secure base for the gemstone. It turned out really good, and it looks pretty good on my hand too :P
Jacquie has always wanted to be a teacher, and now she gets to realize her dream this fall. She gets to teach Grade 8 in the school where we both work at, although she's not an EA anymore. I am still though *sigh* Anyways...
She's a very good teacher, strict, but fair, and always tries to make the class excting for the students. Jacquie has a passion that she wants to instill in her students, so that the learning experience is that much more enjoyable.