Look at the beaded piece on the cover of this book - it's the great work of Robin Atkin's. It was her book One Bead at a Time (now out of print) that first piqued my interest in bead embroidery.
500 Beaded Objects is one of the books I received in the Lark Book giveaway. It's a great book but I already have a copy. I use it all the time for inspiration - it's just supercharged!
I'm going to giveaway this book out to some lucky person so they'll have all that extra inspiration too. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post - make sure I have your email address and I'll choose a random winner on January 14, 2012 via a random number generator.
Best of Luck!