Hanging on the design wall since November, waiting for me to decide if it needed anything else, Masks has never looked finished to me. It is not anywhere near a standard size and looked squat. That dark edge on the right asked for something to help integrate it. The dangling bead idea never left my mind. Today, I started working with the wooden beads and leftover trade beads still on the work table.
Yes - exactly what it needs. I like the way the different beads are working together, how the darkness of the wood ones echoes the dark color along that one side. The dangles continue the tribal feel of the piece, move the eye down and visually as well as actually elongates it, gives it a balance it didn't have without them. Masks wasn't done. But it will be soon.