You were certainly bold in reducing the foliage. I like the shape, if the branches fill out nicely. I might be tempted to lean the tree a few degrees to the left (and readjust the apex appropriately). There are two pieces of, what I assume, will become deadwood that look as if they are in conflict (the upright and the one in the rear). Other than that it is very pleasing.
For future reference on a good, inexpencive, diy branch bender you may find this link helpful. I know that I have. gnobs.org/articles/bender/index.shtml
I made one to bend a juniper branch up for about $24. I orderd the alternator bracket online after visiting a few auto parts places. It was shipped reasonalby fast.
Hope this helps with future projects.