I tried using multiple beads in my first fish bone project, and it turned out kind of weird. This time, I wanted a simple Y necklace, with a palette that would really complement the interesting carved design. I went to the destash tray first, and selected some gunmetal E beads, and aqua fire polish rounds. I added a dash of emerald green 11/o’s, and some dark teal 6/o’s, plus a whole lot of black seed beads to back everything up. I even snuck in a solo green Swarovski bicone that's been rolling around for awhile.
I love the somewhat murky, mysterious quality that all the greens have when paired with black and gunmetal. They all look right at home with the fish pendant. This time around, I skipped the reverse daisy stitches and did the entire necklace in what I’ve been calling pea pod stitch.
I still have quite a few of the gunmetal beads left, but so far they’ve proved very useful. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do next!
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