The Gypsy Guitar is created in multiple layers. The first part designed was the background using the sleeves from vinyl records. They were broken down, cut into pieces, collaged together, and then embroidered into one large background. The guitar element was embroidered as one large piece and then silk appliqués and numerous free-standing pieces were layered together. Lace flowers, flowers created with Hermes scarves as well as embroidered butterflies were added one at a time to create the stunning focal point.