The diamond is about 4x3". The backing is chipboard. There is batting between the silk material and the chipboard back. I sewed a border along the edges so the edges would be clean and crisp instead of messy. I used embroidery floss to make the diamond rows. I did no measuring - eyeballed it. That is why it is not very even. I am not like that. I do not exactly measure something unless I have to. I used 3mm sequins, 5 mm sequins and who knows how big the flower sequins are. The blue beads are 11/0. I am pretty happy with it. I am still working on the sewing part. The bead rows are not perfect. I made a couple of mistakes but did not undo what I did. My dh says it looks like a big cookie. What does he know?
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Comments welcome. It will be interesting to see how my work changes at the end of this project.