Savta's soft gold threads are a pleasure to work with. Often metallic threads can be cranky. I'm couching them to the surface of the silk with a three step zig zag stitch. The brighter thinner gold thread add a bit more dimension to Savta's heaby cording.
Yes there is lots more work to do to get the water looking even more watery. It's fun work to do. I'm thinking about Japanese woodbock prints as I work.