Megan agreed to a partial trade with one of my beads and requested one of my fish beads...
in colours to go with her fantastic koi socks shown here: http://www.meganmaedaily.com/2012/11/koi-socks.html
I love when I get outside inspiration from such a creative source. It took me a couple of experiments to come up with a koi fish I was happy with, technically it isn't a bead because I ended up stretching out the body and making the tail closed in off the end of the mandrel.So I had to glue in a bail for him to hang from but I love the shape and how the curve makes it look like it's swimming, so much better than the fat barrel fish I made before!
I fell in love with this bright 'special' effetre orange too,
I love how the colour intensifies more in some spots