Thank you for the kind words guys and sorry for the late replies:
Stephen the artist is Mizuo Tachibana, Studio Tamao, 301 4-18-21 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan
Robert, thank you for sharing the Tsuba, it is beautiful.
Matt, the sword it goes with is a Juyo Aoe (picture attached). The reason I chose this theme is many people describe the Chirimen Hada as crushed silk but I liken the hada to the morning waves that break on black sand beaches. So I wanted an element of the ocean there, with water fowl.
The saya took 9 months from concept to completion and the entire project almost a year. In bright light you can see the blue and green hues, in darker light it is black and purple.
I have 3 more projects with Aoi being created by the artist Shokan Matsuda so when ready I will post them here too.