I used Ricky Tims Razzle Dazzle thread by Superior in the bobbin and quilted the thick shiny copper lines between the "raindrops" with the quilt upside down on my machine.
To mark where I wanted the stitching (since the quilting would be done from the back side), I first quilted lines on the front with Superior's Bottom Line thread. It's fine and practically invisible here. Then I flipped the quilt over and used those quilting lines as guides for where I wanted the fancy Razzle Dazzle to go.
I used the free motion couching foot on my Bernina to stitch down some matching 2 mm cord in the border.
I used pennies for the center of each embroidery. I cleaned them and covered with clear nail polish so they wouldn't tarnish.
The Shisha hand stitching was done with Ricky Tims Razzle Dazzle thread by Superior. It was a little tricky to use by hand, but I wanted that bold sparkle!
I used a Paillette (huge sequin) for the center of the embroidery. I found them on etsy: