This month's Art Bead Scene challenge is based on the work of Ohara Koson:
I made another piece that was a better color match, but my owl ended up so huge it didn't fit on a piece of jewelry so well. I think it will be used to decorate a purse?
Finally, I made a tiny owl on this "torque" neckpiece, and I'm fairly happy with the results.
The beads are made of polymer clay that has been textured with my handmade stamps and natural materials (twigs, leaves, seeds). My little owl was sculpted on top of the painted, textured clay. I made all my own findings with brass wire and the string is actually two colors of rats tail.