An appointment took me to Midtown Manhattan, so I took advantage of proximity and spent some time looking in the Garment District for beads for the half-hexagon shawl. At New York Beads (Sixth Avenue between 38th & 39th Streets), I found these wood beads at an unbeatable price. The store is eye-boggling – I'm definitely going back for beads for the Mystery Stole, once I figure out what yarn I'm using.
Now to attach 'em = interminable edging knitting. Knit, knit, knit.
In the photos in Victorian Lace Today, the beaded edgings all look a bit stretched out. So I chose very lightweight beads and knit the edging tightly. Turns out that doesn't help – apparently the edging just likes to stretch.