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Gremlins, fairies, and tricksters

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I don't know about you, but I do believe in these little spirits of playful annoyance.
Have you ever been working on something, a project; maybe an art project, or even doing a chore around your home, and a key item just seems to up and disappear?
It seems to happen to me a lot, especially when I'm working to create a piece of jewelry.
I call these little spirits "fairy tricksters". They like to come out and "play" by hiding a piece of metal, or whatever I'm working with, just for a little while. I can almost hear them laughing in the background, "he, he, he!"
I'll be working on a piece of jewelry on my bench, put down a tool, grab something else, and look back for the tool, and it's gone! Where did it go? I set it down right here on the table? I'll look and look, scanning around my work space, until it finally reappears. Has this ever happened to you?
Now I have to admit, I'm pretty good at finding things. I once found…