When I got a job, I promised myself - I would get it made.
Well, I succeeded in landing a couple of part time contracts so treated myself.
This was the design brief I sent the manufacturing jeweller over at Mount Maunganui (have I mentioned lately how much I adore my graphic tablet?!):
So - it looks a bit naff now, but I suspect when the rest of the gold plating wears off and only the bead remains it will look pretty ok. The bead itself is copper.
No a perfect result - but a pretty damn good one. My only other complaint would be the centre chain being a bit too long, but that was probably as short as he could make it and still adhere to my soldering-only order. (I didn't want naff jump rings all up in there!).
There's something about taking photos that makes the animals come running. First the cat, demanding a pat, and then The Mother's Dog pushing my hand out of the way to get to the kitten. Ridiculous.
Pretty stoked, at any rate!