It took a few days to tat it up. It was also a test of my patience with ends to hide. It wasn't as bad if I hide the ends as soon as I finished each segment. When I put it off, it became a chore. Lesson learned: hide ends as you work.
I added a row of split rings on the beads backside. I feel it gives it a more polished and stable look. This is going to be a Christmas gift that will go in the mail on Monday. I have one more tatting project to complete before I can send it out.