At last, a finished project! What was supposed to be a quick and easy project based on an on-line how-to took me 4 hours to get something I am happy with. Am I just super-picky or what?
The on-line project photo was artfully done. Even though all the charms were hung on a chain, they were splayed out nicely in the photo. Yes, I should know better than to believe the picture, since I am as familiar with gravity as the next person. And so when I put it all together, my beautiful, carefully selected charms and crystals just hung in a big clump in the center. Not quite what I had in mind.
So, after scrounging around my supplies for the daisy spacer beads, heavy wire, and a more robust chain, I came up with this solution. The spacer beads between each charm/crystal provide a bit of breathing room, but still give a lush look to the charm cluster. The necklace is fun to play with, too.
I am pleased. Finally.