Modifying the design as I go along. I use the silk from an old silk shirt, that has highlight spots which gives it a nice texture. I'm using 3 widths of natural white silk ribbon - 2 mm, 4 mm and 7 mm. I've added small glass beads, small fresh water seed pearls, and french knots with single and double strands of Rainbow Gallery Splendor silk.
Next I'll be working on the detached wire-rimmed petals; debating between using the Splendor silk or cotton floss, on an organiza ground - so as to make the petals more delicate.