Chosing the embellishments for the piece is by intuition.
I like to use some Austrian crystal, some nicer glass beads, mother of pearl buttons, and some seed beads.
I also like to use plastic pieces, often from children’s toys , buttons, or jewellery. Toys or sparkle pom poms work well.
Sew each piece down separately, using at least three strands of embroidery floss or a double strand of Silomide beading thread. I use a sturdy large eyed embroidery needle for the larger objects.