After many hours of detailed carving and painting, this walking stick is finished. I spent almost as much time on the mouse as I did on the snake.
This entire walking stick is carved out of a single piece of wood. The eyes are carved, too, and not glass.
I used redwood and put a clear satin finish without stain.
The rattlesnake has approximately 4,000 individually made scales that are then painted with at least two different colors each.