Jack, that's one heck of a good reproduction! I have to say that I (normally) don't like critters that are made for the garden, or patio, but you've definitely changed my mind on that! I love this, and I saw it on your site yesterday (yes, I finally got it working with Internet Explorer) and I thought that out of everything, this was my favorite. I also can't go the look of a gazing ball, not my taste, there again though, you changed my mind on the piece you made for your wife. Although it's not a 'gazing ball' per se', it has an arty look, that's not a tacky look. Well done, you're one of the (very) few metal sculpture artists that I 'really' like their work.
I also loved the spider web, not only was it intricate, you got that web look down, you did some homework.