Seems I Keep Getting Inspired Around 10 p.m.
For an idea of scale, the large silver ball at the bottom is the same diameter as a penny, or about 20mm. The topmost chain is 16" before adding a clasp and I plan to put an extender chain to give it another inch or two. The tiny wrapped loops are sterling head pins that have a tiny ball at the end, the chain is sterling double links, beads are faceted Czech glass and the fancy swirl spheres are sterling silver plate by Sterling Effects that I got at A.C. Moore when I was in Fayetteville, North Carolina last December. The final large sphere has a sterling headpin with an ornate puffed design.
10:30 a.m. update - one new chain added, one to go, used a 3 loop clasp!
1:30 p.m. update - sticking with the one additional chain...what to do with that extra loop on the clasp?
Here's the ver. 2 picture (click for detail):
I'm very excited about tomorrow's Wanderings post - I created a little header logo just for those posts and I gathered a lot of great links this week. Even so, if you know of a blog I should be reading, tell me and I'll make a point to visit and mention it next week. Post will go up at 6 a.m. Pacific.
I don't remember if I mentioned it, but I submitted four pieces to the BeadStar competition in the crystals, glass, pearl and stone categories. I'm only the tiniest bit hopeful, I know I have a long way to go, but it's all part of the journey.
For all to whom it applies, I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!