Pat - just having a quick squiz (Aussie slang equivalent for 'check out' or have a look at) before my morning walk. You already know I like your gold rendering images but I must have missed that very effective glass tiger at post #201 a couple of weeks back. Very subtle but effective result
Tin Tran wrote a script to make snowflakes. I find it quite easy to use and can make a variety of flakes depending on how creative you are. It is quite effective for making circular designs such as making a doily.