This is what Marion's shawl looked like after blocking. It measures 60" in diameter.
The beads are a perfect match to the yarn.
One thing that surprised me was how bad the wet shawl smelled. Does 100% silk always smell like that? I think the only silk I've blocked before was a blend. I even used eucalyptus scented Eucalan and it didn't help much if at all. No matter, Marion was pleased with the result.