O my but these little single action snubbys do have a charm .
I was never able to make peace with the birdshead as Ruger rendered it but the Italians got it right with the Thunderer grip . Subtle difference but that's what it took , for me.
At least you got a finish and color with yours! all mine seems to have fallen off.
That is really sweet!! Reminds me of the time I did a western style holster for a Bearcat for a gunsmith buddy of mine. Big ol dude .. It looked like a good luck charm on him. He happily wore it around the shop everyday!