I decided to start with eight petals - what was I thinking!
This shows you how long my piece was before drawing it.
After going through the draw plate.
You can compare the length to the first photo.
Patinaed, tumbled, and sporting some beads.
If you try this yourself, don't run out and look for a drawplate. I made mine from a piece of scrap wood into which I drilled holes. I made mine in much the same way as is shown here. I have a huge selection of bits and probably started with something like 1/2 in. and continued making holes until I got down to a fairly small diameter. As I was drilling holes in the board, mine is a long and slender, not rectangular with a handle, I kept thinking of the paddle used for corporal punishment favored by my PE teacher in junior high. Not that I have any first hand knowledge - just seeing that paddle kept me dressing for gym all three years.
And yes, that is rosemary growing behind the ceramic lantern I used for a photo prop. I bought a little pot in the veggie section of Publix and it has grown like crazy. I snip and snip at it when I cook so it has bushed out to the point that I actually have to prune it.