Yay I got my mermaid of the pearls back from Jill!!!!! I love it. I gave her some extra pearls from the cascade of pearl I did instead of the beads and she hand sewed them on the mat! She splatter painted shimmering paint along the mats, which you can see of the closeup shots. All the paint she used was super shimmery. I've included a closeup shot of the upper right and lower left hand corners. I'm not getting a very accurate picture of the frame or the mats. Outer mat is a bit darker than it shows....it pulls out the dark colors in the fabric. And as for the frame, it is a bit more watery than it appears. It looks really wooden and its not at all. Thanks for looking!!! Oh, and since I'm nosy and wished everyone would put how much they spent on framing, it was $309.33.