This shuttle is blinged specially for Bonnie. Doesn't it look like mother of pearl? Bonnie, please send me your mailing address. Sorry it took some time. After I took this photo, I decided to use a water-base varnish on it. I applied 2 coats, drying in between and I think it turned out quite well. I hope you like it Bonnie. I will have more shuttles for exchange next week.