Zoe of Creative in Chicago used crochet and regular sewing thread in blues, greens and purples for her String Art. The words are left bare with this design. You could do it the other way around too and string the letters instead. The see the whole piece, click on the link! It says sea and sand!
A cool String Art Anchor.
And a gorgeous Whale Tail String Art piece... with a few seagulls. Click on the link for the very detailed tutorial.
Your string art design can be as elaborate or simple as you want it to be. A sailboat would be quite easy to do also, for example. And a grouping of mini string art pieces would look great too. Will you be stringing along soon?