Aurélie Clay, who manages the website Brodely, has worked up a very clear tutorial for making a goldwork & metal thread flower. She uses colored purls, couching them in a basketweave pattern, to fill the petals of a simple but beautiful flower. This would be a great technique for making ornaments! I love the the idea, the materials, the whole technique! If you get a chance, check out her tutorial. She’s also selling colored purls on Brodely, if you’re looking for a European resource. I was thinking this technique would work great with Thistle Threads new silk-wrapped purls, too.
Enjoy the tutorial!