I made this using DMC pearl cotton embroidery thread & Gutermann rocailles 9/o beads (colour 9901).
The thread has a lovely sheen that makes it both a pleasure to work with an creates really pretty work. I like the effect of that the multi coloured thread makes.
Although the beads could have been worked in as I crochet, I forgot to thread them before I started !! So as a result I hand sewed them on afterwards.
To finish of the brooch I crochet a center "bead" to cover the spokes that form the center of a traditional Irish rose.