This gown is fabulous!  I love how extravagant I feel when I wear it!  There are well over 700 pearls and crystals on the bodice and sleeves.  The beading took me far longer than I had planned, not because of difficulty but because of procrastination...I admit I'm rather lazy at times.  I don't think I'd use bridal satin again (waaay too easy to snag!), but it does have a lovely sheen and weight.
Every gown must have fabulous accessories!  This zibie was made with a silver mink, pearl clay, and Swarovski pearls & crystals.