I received a wonderful gift the other day from a wonderful friend...my very own jewelers bench! Apparently, its previous owners have been an Italian goldsmith, who passed it along to another Italian goldsmith, who then passed it along to my friend. She's been making her jewelry on it for the last eleven years. And now it's been passed along to me. There's definitely a lot of magical mojo living inside this bench. I can't wait to pass it along to my own work. Let the magic making begin!