I couldn't resist these oversized glass pearls - the colours are so rich. And as it's Canada Day, time to work up the red ones. My final product ended up quite different than originally planned, but I am happy with it.
I just couldn't resist working in the new red E beads (large size seed beeds). I think several more colours of those may be called for.
The pewter tiny seed beeds give a nicer separation to the red and gold accents - as I originallly tried with all gold and found it too much.