This is a very innocent Mardi Gras Bead Turtle.
These particular beads were brought to me from New Orleans by children. Sweet children who, I'm told, were having a blast scooping up as many of these bead necklaces as they could get their little hands on during the many parades they saw. Their luggage was overweight coming home! Mom says it is because the kids brought back sooooo many beads. Hahahaha!
I was the recipient of five necklaces. I used three of them for this turtle.