As a person new to jewellery design, a surprise to me has been the usefulness of photographing your jewellery and then looking at it again. When I first designed this piece it looked fine but as soon as I photographed it, the flaws became more apparent. After seeing the photograph it was clear that all the rows of smoky quartz were too dominant, that it needed to be broken up with a lighter more delicate bead and one that matched the crystal drop. In my mind this now looks a lot better. The ends are still a bit 'top heavy' but a lot of that goes around the back so is not obvious. However, maybe when I put it on and photograph the back I might want something less strong. This has been such fun!