I made a new pendulum out of a nice deep blue piece of lapis and copper wire and chain. This is hands down the best combination I have used so far.
The pendulum has a glass bead on the distal end and a bit too much chain. I will need to add some kind of finding to the bottom if I want to sell it in the shop but the spiral at the end of the wire turned out well.
When it was finished I found that I had inadvertently made a second spiral on top. Given my recent dream / vision of spirals and other spiral synchronicities I had in the days that followed, I consider this a sign.
Most importantly, however, this pendulum is accurate. It swings, starts and stops in ways that seem to override gravity. So far it has not been wrong even when I supposed it was. It is a good and reliable tool offering clear and dependable communication with my spirit guides.
I have placed the pendulum on my new altar. There are many new elements in my life right now. New pendulum, new altar, new work space, new areas of study!