Revitalize classic embroidery stitches for a contemporary look simply by adding beads to your needlework. Learn how to embroider with beads on anything from bags and boxes to pillows and purses with Bead Embroidery: The Complete Guide. Through thorough research, her own personal experience and a visual smorgasbord of 525 photographs and 265 how-to illustrations, best selling author Jane Davis teaches you 215 embroidery stitches - from the common to the uniquely rare. Whether a beginner or seasoned embroiderer, you will revel in this truly complete guide. You'll find: Comprehensive Basics section showcasing every stitch at a glance, plus tips on choosing the right beads, threads, fabrics and tools to ensure your needlework success. Extensive instruction on how to create 215 embroidery stitches, each presented with a photograph and how-to illustration showing options with or without beads. Impressive assortment of 20 fabulous projects for home decorating, holiday gift-giving or personal accessorizing.