The texture is achieved by varying the bead size. In bead crochet, one must spend hours stringing the beads in a particular sequence and then more hours in the actual crocheting. No thread or fiber is on the surface, one sees only the beads.
This 17" beauty is capped off by two SILK COCOONS which I purchased in Dublin. They are very sturdy and because they are silk, they take the dye beautifully.
They are meant to be worn in the front and so are finished off with decorative wire work in a pewter tone. $175.