I started off by felting lovely wool roving in shades of rosy pinks and rich reds onto a white felt backing piece.
I added some silk throwster waste for sheen, and some wooly nepps for pebbly texture.
Then I beaded with Toho 'kokoro' beads along contours, and added some couched hand-dyed threads.
Then I hemmed around the edges...
...and sewed black felt and a brooch finding onto the back.
It's quite a wee piece!
'Kokoro' ( 心 ) is Japanese for 'mind', 'heart' and 'spirit', all at once.