I decided that for this fish charm, I needed a different fish shape. After trying a few different shapes (and after many discarded wire.....) I chose this one. I like how the tail fin curls - like an inverted heart. What do you think?
I used metallic gold, silver and black miyuki seed beads - it makes this fish stands out beautifully. After adding a black faceted Czech glass bead for the eye, I experimented and added the Czech leaf charm to represent the fin of the fish and was happy that it fall nicely onto the fish. To finish this beaded fish, I wire wrapped a black flower ( to complement the leaf) and dangle the fish onto a grayish-black metal bookmark.
Fish fact : The Chinese believed that the Fish symbolized "the wish for more" or "abundance", in the sense of more good luck, good fortune, long life and children. A pair of fish represents unity and fidelity in marriage and are often given in the form of charms or figurines to a wedding couple.
I have listed this fish bookmark at my Etsy shop.