This piece combines bead embroidery with a freeform peyote chain. The fish motif is based on an ancient Egyptian motif. I embroidered seed beads, garnets, bugle beads, and other glass beads on Ultrasuede, with a grey moonstone cab for the eye. The chain is freeform peyote. I tried to make it suggest seaweed, with all the larger glass beads (which I always try to find an excuse to use) suggesting the various debris that gets caught. I made this piece around June and July 1997.


2 October 1997