You should look at the work of this French woman - besides doing beautiful beadwork, she writes her blog in English for us plebians. I wish my French was up to par so I could find adequate words to communicate with her.
She has beaded a pair of fairy slippers... I think I might have to try to make a pair myself.
And I'll use the quote she has on her blog from Lao Tseu: The poet knows how to play on a harp without strings and afterwards he knows how to answer to those who claim they didn't hear the music.