It's important to get the entire piece in the shot so that there is an understanding of the overall form, but then you lose the detail when scaling it down to a 2 inch photo. This makes it hard to convey all that is going on in this piece.
For one thing the pendant is totally reversible, with different embellishment and color opportunities on each side. The spokes are a bit of cubic raw which counts on increases and decreases to add interest and to capture the melons and spikes (or crystals or pyramids or whatever you might like) The interior circle is shaped with size 15's and 11's and the bezeled rivolis are captured and beaded back to back adding to the reversibility. In other words there is a lot going on in this piece that will create learning and interest and present design ideas for your own work.
Look at all the juicy detail you can when I get up close and personal
But you lose the fact there is a pendant and the overall shape or that it's reversible
You may recall that sprockets started out with an experiment that looked like this
And I still have an idea to make some sprockets bangles….or earrings or…..well let's just say I have not finished exploring the sprocket possibilities.
I really need to spend some time photographing these other colors to their best advantage. Seeing them now I want to make another color way immediately, but I am pretty sure that is not fitting on the calendar!
And in the event you're going to Bead and Button and your Tuesday dance card is not yet full, you can find the link for Sprockets here.