First, let me tell you about my reading style. I have yet to read any of these books from front to back. My reading style is to flip though looking at pictures at headlines, the first time. Then I randomly flip through the book reading sections that look interesting. I continue to flip through, reading random new sections until I have read the book in its entirety. And by flipping through some more, I re-read and re-read, until I have read the book multiple times.
- Making Glass Beads by Cindy Jenkins
This seems to be the book for beginners. The book provides a nice overview of all the techniques a beginner could use. It is nice that the author include little tips of the trade she learned form other beadmakers.
- The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking by Kimberly Adams
- Passing the Flame: A Beadmaker's Guide to Detail and Design by Corina Tettinger
- More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Glass Beadmaking by James Kervin