My kids have been watching make my jewelry, for years. Obviously they have picked up on some of the things when I do it. I had purchased this ring casting, and thought I bent it, so I set it aside thinking it was unusable. My son came to me the other day, and said look what I made for you. He had a nice synthetic Ruby, he collects stones too, and he had set it in the casting. Now it wasn't perfect, I had to tighten the prongs more for him, but still he did a good job. He was so excited, and I wear it proudly. Do you have crafty children? Please share.