When I went shopping for some new tagua slices this summer, and could only find packages of 10, I didn’t hesitate to snap up the colors that I needed, and some extras in a lovely rich blue. Hidden at the bottom of the destash tray are a variety of small front-drilled pendants that need a little boost, and tagua is my favorite way to back up a weak pendant. I would have more than enough tagua to put an end to most of these pendants, so I paired them off and set them aside for later.
Among these tricky pieces are a pair of carved bone fish - possibly salmon - that are just as plain as can be. When I paired one up with the intense blue tagua, I had visions of a mysterious underwater city - Atlantis! This week, I started adding beads from all over the place, including a packet of blue and white porphyry bicones from the destash tray, and my new Czech Picasso ovals. The coppery brown with hints of turquoise and lime look just like treasures at the bottom of the sea.
To add a little extra personality to the piece, I made two beaded starfish in teal green. When I added them to the necklace, I stitched back around and included a few sprigs of coral fringe in bright green. The entire necklace has so many mysterious aquatic elements, though I have to admit that the ovals are still my favorite.
There are three more pendants like this one to come, but each one will (hopefully) have it’s own theme!
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