I make every component of a jewelry piece by hand. Any commission work I get goes to the front of my queue. Someone may contact me or come into my studio and request a piece of jewelry. We'll talk about the design and details of the piece. I'll give a price for it and start working on it. If I don't have any commissions, I'm always building pieces for inventory. I think about the next show that's coming up, decide what inventory I want, and then get to work. I also teach classes in the evenings.