I finished this piece by first adding the needed hardware (two hammered silver loops) and then stitching on the backing fabric. I used the edging brick stitch that you'll find in the free first chapter of my e-book, Every Bead Has a Story.
I alternated jet-colored glass beads with picots around the outside. At first I thought the black beads might be real jet, but alas, they are glass. Still nice, though, and vintage!
Finally, I salvaged the chain from the falling-apart purse that Jean gave me, the same one that the steel seed beads came from. I added a Bali silver clasp set to either end.
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