In the jewelry business we all get rush jobs, but I think this one may just get the prize for being the most work in 48 hours anyone has ever tried to get done. This nice young executive from the Trek Bicycle Corporation called us in a panic and said we were his last hope. He needed 11 pure platinum, 21 pure gold, 36 pure silver and 101 bronze map pins, plus 2 pure platinum tie tacks for presentation purposes. In all it totaled 171 finished pieces by noon on Thursday. It was noon on Tuesday before he made it to the shop so we had 48 hours to do the job. We told him it was not gonna be cheap, but we would be fair. His boss, the president of Trek, had already told him that the mission was impossible. We were pretty sure we could do it IF we could get all the materials, so we took on “Mission Impossible”! Here is how we did it.