I first started this kind of beadwork when I was traveling a lot. I needed an artistic outlet that would be very portable. I made a pair of mittens from leather, old blanket material, rabbit fur, and then beaded the outside. That was the start and its continued on since.
This is sewn seed bead work, mounted with a easy slip stitch to two layers of felt. I painted the frame as well. Apx. 54 hours. 10.5 x 10.5 inches.