The face was without doubt my favourite part of this project. Even though the eyes were stitch first, only now did the full character of this little character finally emerge.
Just look at those puppy-dog eyes. Who could resist them!
Even the lower face is very pretty, and after all of those belly scales the gay stripes including all the different beads were light relief.
With his face and body fully beaded all that was needed was a tail and fins. Multiple layers of stranded beads, topped off with daggers and fire polished beads.
The beading is complete but he still needs lining. That will have to wait; for now my fishy friend has gone travelling. He came with me to Manchester to meet one of his cousins but on the journey home he leapt out of his bowl and stowed away in the boot of Sue's car all the way to Romsey to visit another cousin. He will be staying there until March but I know that he will be safe and happy with his Aunty Sue.