This is, without question, the most time-intensive, challenging piece I've ever made. I began working on this piece 4 years ago, and couldn't figure out how to make it work, so it got set aside. I've revisited it many times, and it just never would come together. This past January, I picked it up yet again, and about 100 hours later, this happened.
It is composed of otter vertebrae and wire wrapped pieces, linked together with chain maille. I have never seen this chain maille pattern before, and kind of created it by accident. It fastens with a magnetic clasp.