Hooray! It's done! It's finally off my desk and I can move this stone around my neck out of the shop and into the Gallery. In one way or another this one has haunted me for at least three months. Putting that all aside, he turned out pretty well. The sharp contrast of the colors really set him off and his larger than normal size, about 12", makes him even more impressive. You can't really see it but there is a gold braid Cavalry hatband around his hat with tassels. I made it out of twisted wire with carved tassels.
I hope you like him and your comments are welcomed as always. More photos in the Gallery.