Wow, this is gorgeous. Just. Wow. The beads are all newly purchased, I think.
And now I'm going to pick your brain!
Some of the beads look vintage/old - are they actually, or are they all newly purchased? It looks like they're all different types, but they all go so fantasticly.
You said that you crocheted it first, then added the beads -- did you just loop them through the crocheted frame?
This is just amazing.
And yes, I just looped them all through.