I'm a tambour bead and tambour embroiderer. I've worked in costume and couture for thirty something years. I love all kinds of embroidery but bead embroidery is my 'thing'. To me it is like painting with glass. Tambour bead embroidery is the technique of choice for the couturiers. It is a very satisfying craft and once mastered the application of beads is fast and effective. It can turn the dullest of dress design into an unforgettable eye catching gown.