So here is the result. It's called Coral Reef, with my inspiration the incredible turquoise waters and scenic underwater locales on St. John, U.S.V.I.
It all started with a precious hand-carved seahorse made in the rain forests of Costa Rica, which I purchased several years ago. Now, many hundred beads later, he or she sits on a bed of coral with fish, shells and starfish for company. The toggle clasp is handmade of enamel and there are many handmade glass and vintage beads, too. Whew! What a relief to have it done! (Click on the photo to see a larger image.)