A member of my household asked if I could make a Maunche bead after seeing one made by another bead artisan. I didn't know, so i tried, and below are a few of the results. These were made at Pennsic. I've given a few to close friends/household members, and kept one for myself.
Oh, and if you stumble upon this blog entry, and want to purchase one, go to Heart of Oak Crafts on Etsy . This is the person I first saw making these beads.