Imma share a little sumpin' so you can know how dysfunctionally literal my brain is. In my comment section, FadeandRemain wrote, "Melon baller! Is awesome. And those earrings! But, I've been away from these parts for a while, and returned to find....theeengs aren't being OX'ed?? Da faq is going on?"
(←I soldered the flower piece on to this industrial ring.)
The crystal was translucent (also Kathyhaul) so I painted it with white pearl paint, sort of my version of foiling the back, which is what they do to make rhinestones look so cool and not just like faceted glass. ANYWAYS, usually its gold colored but I grabbed what was on hand and the effect is kinda magical. Birdie by potterygirl1.
These look straightforward enough but in reality took an almost Herculean effort, if you allow me some hyperbole and fancy vocabulary. The shell drops were crazy thick at- and only at- the tops. I had to slice that off with my flex shaft over the course of 58 dust-filled hours. When I drilled the one on the right, the whole tip broke off. Good thing I like asymmetry or I would never get anywhere with my makings. Anyway.
And finally, some lions playing catch.
Full video here.