well, here it is, and i only had to string it once! the beads aren't perfectly balanced, side-to-side (grrrr) but i really like the way the 3 strands interact. the beads are carnelian, leopard jasper and freshwater pearl. and that's the "back" of the lentil pendant.
the clumping i refer to in the title is this... i've been putting all those loopy crimps on a very small circle of sterling silver wire. i think it would be more successful and hang a bit better if i constructed my beaded-loop-clasp-joiner with larger loops.