Every eye-catching photo in this superb guide will inspire bead- and glassmakers. Splashed across the pages are all the most popular types of beads and the most innovative techniques. Basic instructions explain how to wind and cool the bead, then shape the glass. As beadmakers' skills develop, they can expand their horizons by experimenting with enamel; using mica dust to form an iridescent sheen; and applying silver, gold, and copper leaf. The advanced projects are truly remarkable, from sculptural beads to beads that encase images of stars, rainbows, and faces.