Do you love shine and volume in your embroidery? Then beadwork is for you! Different sizes, colors and textures of beads, cut, decorative beads and sequins add something special to the embroidery. The kits for embroidery of paintings with beads include: fabric with an applied image - satin, gabardine or art canvas, less often canvas, beads according to the scheme with a stock, a special needle and rarely, threads for embroidery with beads. A special beading needle is used as a needle. It is long and very thin, with a sharp point. It is rather fragile, therefore it is intended for softer and more delicate fabrics and small beads. When starting work on a painting, make sure that you have spare needles on hand. One of the most important parts of choosing the right needle is making sure the entire needle goes through the hole in the bead. The eye of the needle can sometimes be larger than the shaft of the needle, so pass it all through a pair of beads to see if the needle is small enough to go through. Sometimes the holes in the beads also vary in size, so it is a good idea to slide three or more of the beads you will be using over the top of the needle to make sure they fit. Thread the needle. Use a special thread for embroidery with beads, it is thin and durable. Of course, you can also use regular cotton floss if you wish. Tie a couple of knots at the end of the thread. When you use only one thread (at one fold), sometimes it takes several knots to make the knot large enough so that it does not go through the fabric. The reason I only use one strand is because it is thin enough to go through the bead holes, especially if you are using especially small beads. The most important thing in beadwork is that it all depends on what kind of beads you use. Seed beads, crystal beads, freshwater pearls and shaped glass beads are some of the most popular options. You can also use other shapes of bugles and beads to create texture and lines in your work. You can also include other, more unusual beads and details in the beadwork. Many manufacturers like to add gems, glass, ceramic cabochons and all kinds of natural beads like corals and tiny seashells. Coral twigs and sticks may be included, as well as lightweight metal beads. The catalog of the online store "Handicraft Salon" presents hundreds of kits for embroidery with beads of various subjects and levels of complexity. The price will pleasantly surprise you. Take your pick!