I love challenges that are either created by others or that come about as a result of my own making. I am resurrecting my PMC (Precious Metal Clay) skills and looking forward to sharpening some old ones and learning some new ones. One of the best ways for me to push myself into learning new things is to participate in a challenge or contest. There is a wonderful company called Metal Clay Findings who is sponsoring their first contest. You can probably guess what they make. Each contestant purchases a bag of 21 findings and must use at least 3 in a piece of jewelry which must be over half PMC. Learn more about PMC at http://www.pmcguild.com/ or at http://www.metalclayfindings.com/. I received my contest package today. What will I do with this collection? I know that this peridot I have been treasuring for awhile will definitely be in it. It is my birthstone. I can't wait!