I finished the second silk throw, and this one turned out better, I think, though it's not steamed or pressed in this picture:
And here is a detail of the beaded edge:
This was a more successful way of incorporating beads. I did not wash the silk dupioni, and I left the velvet the full width of the fabric so the selvedges remained, and that kept the fabric from stretching or growing along the edges.
And here, because it was in the camera, is another of my mini-mood boards from 2001:
My young friend Aidan, almost 6 years old, was trying to figure out exactly what it meant to be a tomboy. His mother used me as an example of a not-tomboy. I guess these pictures are some pretty strong circumstantial evidence of my not-tomboy sensibilities.