Thank you so much to my followers for your words of kindness and encouragement on my Peacock project. I am nearing the end. I just have the beads to do at this point. I have chosen to use gold petite beads on the chest of the Peacock instead of french knots (don't get me started on french knots).
My biggest challenge now is sewing on the beads at the ends of the backstitch metallic hairs. There's nothing to tie them into and I don't want to tie them into the backstitch because the beads get loose. Soooooo... I am pulling out the old loop start. This is very challenging with the beading needle I am using. If anyone knows of a loop start in one thread I would be happy to hear about it :-)
No more pictures until it's done now