Embroidery progress

So the piece that I’m thinking of as Aphrodite 1—ocean leaf, is coming along. I’ve started adding the needle-lace and the pearls. There are, also, some vintage coral beads worked in. I’m not sure, yet, how much pearls and such will be on this one. One side of me is thinking that nothing succeeds like excess. And I think having such large elements being partially hidden by the lace is a significant statement. Like beauty being hidden by the sea foam.