|Dark Lady by Cyndi Lavin/Beading Arts|
I'll keep this short, since it's late. Behold the beautiful bead embroidery project by Cyndi Lavin of Beading Arts. This link will take you to the last of the three-part series documenting her creation of this masterpiece. Scroll down to the bottom and you can find the links to Parts 1 and 2. (Note: Although it's simply called "steel-cut button necklace" on the tutorial, it's called Dark Lady when you search for bead embroidery on the site, so that's the name I used.)
It's got tons of step-by-step photos, and you can find a download to a free e-book on bead embroidery at the same site.
My interest in bead embroidery will become apparent in a few weeks--stay tuned!