I enjoy beading with the peyote stitch, and also get a kick out of bead embroidery. I decided to combine them, and give a classic cab look a little "kick" with a "can-can skirt". You'll also learn both the ladder stitch and the Russian spiral stitch with this ebook tutorial. There are LOTS of close-up photos!
I saw some beautiful jewelry and the owner told me she had made it herself. From that point on, I have explored just about every beaded jewelry technique I can -- bead weaving stitches, loom weaving, stringing, bead crochet, wirework...you get the idea, LOL!