Here's mine (and one that Shadiyah can appreciate). My wife asked me if I'd be willing to help save her Bellydance Troupe some money by making them 10 Shamadans. These usually range anywhere from $100 to $300 per Shamadan. I foolishly agreed and proceeded on my 50 hour project. Here's some pics.
This one is not yet complete as I still have to grind the plug welds off the base helm and polish the upper copper portion ... including straightening a few arms. However you get the jist. The other 9 will be complete by this Friday. Just have to solder them into the stem. The good news was that I "needed" a new tool to complete the job, at least that was the official reason I told my wife, so I purchased a 14" metal cut-off saw. Does an awesome job ... but was perhaps a bit over-kill for the 1/4" copper tubing I had to cut
Anyone else showed their love thru blood, sweat and tears?