Awhile back I received this gorgeous Seahorse pendant from Marla of Marlasmud which I was totally in love with and wanted to get a necklace made right away. I do not often revisit my designs because I have to say the thought of ripping out all those little beads is well, for lack of a better term, SCARY! I just kept looking at this one and saying to myself that “I just don’t see it”. So I was searching through my art bead stash and came across the beads I got from Sue of Suebeads at Beadfest last year.
That blue cab just said “pick me” so you know I had to. I began by getting the cab ready for embroidery. I had some gorgeous marbled turquoise seed beads and I wanted to bring out more of the gold in the Seahorse.
This was perfect! I loved so much I also needed to figure out what type of chain. I knew I wanted this piece to be long. I am loving the feel of a long necklace. I remembered Lindsay had told me about her figure 8 chain and I know the blend of both the gold and turquoise would produce the look of the ocean in the sunlight.
It turned out exactly as I had envisioned and I am pleased as punch. Now the design has that “IT” I had been looking for. Have you ever revisited an old design and made it new again?