This is a rough hand carved gourd bead. It will be a Jack O Lantern when I am finished with it, if all goes well. This still has its 'guts', a.k.a, seeds, fibers, inside, that all has to come out through its mouth, hopefully I will not break it's teeth off! This bead is less than two inches tall, and about an inch wide.
I enter my best bead in the county fair, and try to sell a few of the others.