When I was cropping this photograph it occurred to me how the gray in the design blended so well with the background. It almost seemed as if the bead was completely transparent except for the red and black detail in the center. I like the effect so much, at least the illusion of it, that I have added it to my list of things to do in one of my next torch sessions. Hopefully the reality of the design will match the imagining!
For those who don’t remember when I named this design, I remarked how the pattern reminded me of a court jester’s collar. I had also called this style “zipper” but everyone liked Jester so much that it just stuck.