I previously completed the center part of my quilt and here is one of the circles. The leaves in the center are beaded using the Russian stitch. The circular part around them is done in metal lame. Metal lame is used extensively in French embroidery and I have been searching for it high and low. In July I found some at one of my favorite dealers at the Brimfield Flea Market. That's why I love Brimfield I almost always find something I think is amazing.