Welcome to the last day of the old year 2014, to the last day of this year's advent calendar, and to the last Jewelry Artisans Community's Oldies but Goodies Challenge of this year! What would have been a better theme than fireworks? To be honest I like fireworks in jewelry - as in many colors - a lot better than the real ones. Yup, I have to out myself as some kind of fireworks Grinch. I do like color, but I don't like the smoke that comes with it, and I don't like the noise. The last few years fireworks in my neighborhood have lasted for what felt like hours. Even my cats who didn't use to mind them, sometimes even watched them from the window sill, are getting nervous now. It makes me feel bad to see them hide under the bed, something which is usually reserved for emergencies like vet visits or pills. These fireworks of color are lovely and don't make any noise at all.