I was asked how I add a bugle bead to a picot, so I thought I'd show it here. I'm sure I learnt the technique from Jane Eborall.
First of all you need a picot slightly longer than the bugle bead. Thread a beading needle, which is a long, thin needle. Put the needle and thread through the bead, through the picot and then back through the bead, like this:
Push the bead down onto the picot.
So it looks like this:
Then you can use the space at the top to join: