This is basically what the wire armature looked like.
Paper mâché ... Newspaper and paper towels, Tacky glue.
Layer of white paint... Then beading and cloth
And that is pretty much the most recent photo. I still need to put velvet on the back and attach ribbons to the sides... It's so close I can taste the completion! But I am also hitting the creative wall called artists block. I need one more whole day or work on it, I think... Or another week of an hour per day...