My metals class brainchild from senior year of high school:
I scoured the internet for all types of jewelry stands as inspiration and weighed out how difficult it'd be to create one with the limited tools and one month's time we had in school.
I had little mementos on each corner.
The bird on the top is supposed to resemble one of those rooster weather vanes and symbolize a moral compass for the more independent times ahead.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.
You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. "
"And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.”
~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!