Mary Corbet did an interesting article about adding beads to almost any embroidery stitch I thought you might find interesting.
Mary's right--Sundance's little book on bead embroidery makes the same point. And I know it myself as I often add beads to any stitch to get unusual effects.
See the picture above? Those little beaded berries (on Leigh's Imari Dragonflies) are round Rhodes stitches. Come up, string on beads, go down. Easy peasy, although you will need to use more beads as the hump gets bigger to reach from one side to the other.
It's a fact, beads and stitches go together like peanut butter and jelly.
(By the way, Tisha has Sundance's booklet for sale at a good price if you want one.)
UPDATE: Pippa's adding beads everywhere in her beads with stitches sampler. There are some terrific ideas here!
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