Brad Pearson taught seashorses in his class last week. His was quite different, and of course, each time we learn something, we need to change it and make it our own.
So his "boy" seahorse example, which had a black body with white enamel over the stomach and red details, morphed into my girly one with two toned transparent fins and pink lips & cheeks by me. She also is a bit curvier and was built differently on the mandrel. I made her go straight up with the hole going through her head.
What is interesting to me, is that each one fits with each of our personal beadmaking styles. I would have loved to see his include a little of his masking technique that is so beautifully done.