I've filled in the background areas.
Now I'm starting a border.
After I've finished the border, it will be time to attach a backing. I typically back my bead embroidered pieces with Ultrasuede. Once it's lined, the final step will be creating a closure. The collar ends do not meet behind the neck, so I will be adding strung beads or some sort of chain. I believe I will create another embroidered piece with one mirror to act as a counterweight pendant.