Malaysia is a great country for bead embroidery. Beads are sold everywhere, and it's easy to find a skilled embroiderer to embellish your clothing for very reasonable prices. I was browsing needlenthread.com, saw and Myra Wood's online Craftsy class and decided to try it for myself.
I wouldn't really wear a bead embroidered dress, so the little drawstring bag was a good project for me. Here's my version, embroidery finished, but not yet turned into a bag.