Shisha is glass, and it is rough cut. Before using it on fabric, you have to smooth the edges with a honing stone. Maybe in these shots you can see the rough edges and the honing stone.
These two shisha are now glued to the fabric and I have begun stitching—at last!
Oh, and the beads I ordered arrived yesterday, too. They are perfect. So I think I’m all set with what I need to finish the jacket embellishment.