There is still more looming to be completed, on the Lotus SLN. But in the meantime, I am creating some accents and trim, using a few hand weaving techniques.
The fringe is layered, completing multi-levels. The longest layer is completed using the 'twisted fringe' technique in an opaque green and a luster green, 11/0 Japanese seed beads. Using the luster, gives the twist more definition. They are still in the same color hue, but the finish makes them stand out differently. These are finished with sterling silver caps and glass opal daggers.
The Lotus itself, needed a stem. The stem will hang front and center, completed in a tubular herringbone stitch. I was not sure how to 'cap' the end the of stem, at first. It is capped with a sterling silver cone and a cut opal gem. These are threaded on a sterling custom made head pin. The beaded herringbone rises from the cone, perfectly.