The Sheild in the foreground also needs to be worked before I can return to the ship.
Alternating #5 Gold an Silver in round and round couching separated by Katayori. The couching thread is the same color as the outer Katayori band which gives it a wonderful sheen.
I mixed a rainbow #1 metallic in the Katayori which gives it an extra flair, too.
The original design calls for white flat silk which would be used as one of the Katayori but I've chosen not to use it. The white on the black ground fabric would be too stark. Instead, I've chosen a regal purple.