Like nearly all the dead mice in this latest lot, the tails were strung first, to clear up odds and ends, and then I looked around for focals that co-ordinate (the opposite way of starting with the focal & stringing tails to match, which is generally easier.)
dead mouse: 9.5 inches from beginning of lock nut to tip of the arrow shaped dangle. Focal: 0.75" in diameter. Effetre soda-lime lampwork beads, base-metal findings, beadalon, seed beads.
The focal plunged dot design is based on a style developed many years ago by Kristina Logan, and which she's long since abandoned. I love her current disk series, but these were among my earliest favourites, and I amuse myself by attempting them every once in awhile. The dot beads on the tail tips are from another long running series, my efforts to make goodlooking orange and green beads. It's proven to be more difficult than it ought.
I really like using lock nuts from old presta valve inner tubes for this component.
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