Thanks for the Great comments guys, BUT definitely NOT ready for Prime Time Mass Production!!!
Got a call from Mom yesterday about a "Broken Heart"
I had "jiggled/wiggled/shook/rattled" the "scrap" frame, and the Yowah Matrix Opal bead stayed in place........
BUT never anticipated Mom taking it to her sister's house, and then my sister's for a Sunday Brunch.....taking the Heart off and passing it in one direction, and the frame in the other....
And then somebody with long fingernails going "Oh, what a Pretty Bead..Oops!"
They pulled the slip knot through the frame hole.
Easy enough to fix with a sewing needle and thread, and then Pulling it back through, BUT added 6 alternating Surgeon's Knots so hopefully won't happen again!
Showed Mom this thread while I was doing surgery, and she had a GREAT BIG smile on her face after reading all the kind comments....So THANKS ALL!!
I JOKINGLY said she should take the glass dome off the Ormolu clock on the mantel and cover up the Heart when Gangs of people(30+) show up for Easter breakfast with bacon/butter/maple syrup fingers, rather than "Hiding" it like she was going to do. She said "No, BUT I DO have a crystal cake display stand with a cover that will fit it for the day!"
This is the trouble I get from trying to minimize waste when making the Heart, And THEN trying to use the "Scrap" for the stand....TIGHT tolerance.
IF it was a "Project" from the start, I'd leave a wider gap between the Heart and Stand.
THEN I could maybe use something like a "Magnetic Necklace Clasp" Like John(Highpockets) sent me a pic of.
Graeme.... it's set up so if you rotate the Opal Bead in the direction you want it to "Rest" in, you can fine tune it easily.
For YOU good buddy....You can place your order as soon as you bring more River Red Gum in your suitcase, and in a week a 4 coat version will be done........
Of course the room price of the "Bullfrog Master Bedroom Suite" has gone from Zero to $100 a night