All done and she turned out great. I was kind of bleary eyed painting all the beading but it really sets off the piece as does the Buffalo skull. I decided not to paint the upper part of the dress the darker color as it would have detracted from the overall piece. I was a little worried about mounting the skull to the figure but putting dowel from the back of it into the body locked it in place securely. There are lots of photos in the Gallery and I will look forward to your comments as I always do.
Note: As I mentioned earlier, Google is no longer supporting Picasa but now is using Google Plus as the host for photos. Picasa will remain it's just that it will no longer be updated. All my photos are already on Google Plus so for ease of operations I'm going to just let things stay the same for the time being.