"Peacock", my 1st bead embroidered collar, has never felt 'finished' for some reason. The collar has been hanging around my studio for a couple of years while I've waited to stumble across the 'right' elements needed to finish it or for a lightning bolt of inspiration. The colors in the piece are absolutely gorgeous but it doesn't seem to have any 'personality'. Every once in a while I'll take it out, experiment with a few new elements, take them back off again, & it goes back on the shelf.
Last night as I was working on a new mask, it occured to me that the mask is really going to need something very elaborate to balance it out. So, I believe I've finally found what "Peacock" needs to complete it... a face.