Hmmm......How to make feathers from embroidery floss, for the consciousnesses cosplayer.

Handmade Feather Tutorial

not a butterfly because I don't really like butterflies and hearts, but perhaps a scottie dog, JRT or a bone?  Yes!

Trace cookie cutter for shape, work in negative space around shape after stitching tiny guideline of shape. Use a thread conditioner, Thread Heaven, on embroidery floss to prevent fraying; French knots or stab stitches used for effect.

Tutorial for Indian Mirror embroidery. Besides little mirrors, you can also use large paillettes. Quote from the tutorial: "Shisha (the Hindi word for “little glass”) embroidery is also known as mirror-work or abla embroidery."

Tutorial: Indian Shisha (mirror) Embroidery

Tutorial: Indian Shisha (mirror-work) embroidery, diy, handmade, needlework, how-to (finished with a blanket stitch)