Most of these reviews that I've written are of books that show how to make lampwork beads, but I've included a few that cover what to do with those beads once you've accumulated a whole pile of them. Let me just warn you right now that making glass beads is addictive. No fair blaming me later...you've been warned!
The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking by Kimberley Adams
My current favorite book to recommend to beginners and intermediates.
Glass Bead Workshop by Jeri L Warhaftig
For intermediates and advanced artists.
Creating Glass Beads by Jeri L Warhaftig
More intermediate and advanced techniques, tested out by artists of various levels
Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelry by Karen Leonardo
Using Glass Beads in Jewelry Books
Create Jewelry - Glass by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett
What to do with 'em once you've got 'em.
The Venetian Glass Bead by Kathy Fox
More simple projects to showcase beautiful beads.
Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel
A lot of wonderful designs that will work with large-holed beads.
Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies by Heather Dismore and Tammy Powley
I'm not involved in very much fusing, so I've had to go by the reviews that others have left on Amazon. These seem to be the top 6 books:
A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass: * Fused * Slumped * Cast by Brenda Griffith
Warm Glass: A Complete Guide to Kiln-Forming Techniques: Fusing, Slumping, Casting by Philippa Beveridge, Ignasi Domenech and Eva Pacual
Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser
The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass by Cecilia Cohen and Nataly Cohen Kadosh
Innovative Adornments - Introduction to Fused Glass & Wire Jewelry by Jayne Persico and Wardell Publications
Kiln Formed Bracelets - Introduction to Glass Formed Jewelry by Jayne Persico
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