I'm still working on Wendy's block for the Fool's Gold DYB Round Robin and decided another peacock motif was needed. The peacock here is made from Japan Gold, entirely by couching it down. The tail is a piece of gold net ribbon, also couched down.
This is the point that the block is at this evening as I am stopping stitching for the night. The feather, as mentioned in a previous post, is all chain stitch and was my work for TAST 8. The top most seam is cretan stitch worked in gold thread with spacer beads secured by a seed bead. The ric rac seam is not yet complete - I couched down the ric rac and am in the process of adding bugle and seed beads. The bottom seam is a gold braid couched down with crystals added - I don't think this seam is finished yet either. I hope to finish up the block tomorrow evening and will post the end results.