Why the cold day in Hades before you try again. You've got it down pat now and the next time will be easy. I love your determination its a bit like me never give in. For what its worth I think they look great.
Oh boy, I can't wait to see the cake these jewels are destined for, I love amethysts
Actually, it's such a small part of the cake, you'll be disappointed. They will be the "top-knot" on a Faberge-type egg. I'm planning to use just 3 of them. Might have to go to 4, depending on how well the design holds together.