I have a time finding specific beads here. So I've learned to be resourceful. Yes I order online, but it takes weeks to months for anything to arrive. (Remember I live on an island in the south Pacific.) When all my regular sources don't provide useful I give up on it. That's what I did this time. Seems not long after I let it go things often fall into place. That's exactly what happened here. A sidewalk vendor and a sewing shop were where the components for this project appeared to me. Here's what I've done so far.
Forgive the poor photo. It's been dreary for days here.