This complete how-to book is the "bible for beaders", considered the best on the market. Beadwork is one of the oldest artforms. Today's beadwork is considered an exciting genre of art: many are rediscovering the unlimited possibilities of beads. The author is a third-generation bead artist - her grandmother designed beaded gowns and jewelry for the Ziegfeld Follies. Many of these vintage techniques and designs are included. The Best Little Beading Book has thousands of illustrations, including step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, depicting beads, supplies, and more. Chapters include: designing and creating jewelry; making beads with clay, glass, etc.; healing with gemstones; esoteric values and symbolism; starting a jewelry business; creating a portfolio; and lots more! The writing style and the diagrams are easy to understand. The photographs are beautiful, full color celebrations of fabulous jewelry that the reader can very easily make. A must-have for beginners and pros. Be sure to look for The Beading Book Series: The Best Little Beading Book, The Beaded Lampshade Book, The Magical Beaded Medicine Bag Book, The "Knotty" Macrame and Beading Book, The Beaded Watchband Book, The Beaded Jewelry for a Wedding Book, The Children's Beading Book, The Chain and Crystal Book, The Cat Lover's Beaded Project Book, The Wirebending Book, The Beading on Fabric Book, The After 8 Elegant Eventing Jewelry Book, The Holiday Beading Book, The Beaded Projects for your Home Book, The Beaded Tassel and Fringe Book and more soon to come! Many of these books are available in kit form, also. There is also a wonderful documentary which complements the series. The Bead Movement is a beautiful program which chronicles man's oldest artform, beads. It is available in 60 minutes, or a 30 min. director's cut. For information or ordering, contact The Interstellar Trading and Publishing Company, Post Office Box 67026, Los Angeles, California 90067; (310) 247-8154, Order Dept. (800) 790-8730, Fax (310) 247-0622, email Interstlr@aol.com. Visit our website at www.interstellarpublishing.com. Available through Ingram Books and Baker and Taylor Books, Amazon.com or by ordering directly from publisher.Conner, Wendy Simpson is the author of 'Best Little Beading Book' with ISBN 9780964595705 and ISBN 0964595702.