Here's a photo of the cording I made from silk lame braid:
Making your own cording adds a wonderful custom touch to finished items. It's an easy technique to master.
While I continue with the endless background on my 2nd small flamingo canvas, I thought I'd show another Florida-themed class that I teach. Trubey designed this about 5 years ago.
This is 5x7on 18mesh canvas. I started stitching the sky in Byzantine mosaic stitch in DMC perle 5. Then I worked on the water, doing the Old Florentine stitch in Needle Necessities overdyed floss. I've had to switch this fiber to watercolors. That is also true of the foliage on the right side of the canvas--there I did the encroaching gobelin, again in overdyed floss that I've now changed to watercolors.