I am feeling very frustrated with blogger right now. It is not co-operating with me at all. It deleted the close up picture of the beading and I can't get it back. Drag. The background of this piece I created with tissue paper, felt, matte medium and paint. I really like the texture. The texture does make the small beads hard to see though. That's why I did a really close up picture of the beads - oh well. I added the embroidery stitch - shell chain stitch that Sharon B showed last week. Here is her link http://www.pintangle.com/ I like the stitch and will definitely use it again.