The cat heads seem to be relatively popular, but since I gave almost all of them away at Gathering this year, I don't really have enough to make a decent display to sell; so I made this odd one out into a dead mouse. Which when you think about it, is just a little weird—a cat's head as the body of a dead mouse? Shouldn't the kitty have the dead mouse in its mouth? How on earth would I string this escheresque wordplay into an actual object...?
Like all of the mice in this series, it's made with stuff lying around and basemetal findings—a super-low-stress method of stringing for me, since I'm tightly constrained by cost & what's lying around (i.e. time). So I don't have to worry about finding the “perfect” bead—merely a good bead. That's very freeing, for me.
Here's a tighter view. As you can see, my giant new (expensive) light cube has some issues. Le sigh. Why can't life ever be simple?
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