This beginners guide to beading is available as either a book or cd. I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting when I got it. I think I was kind of expecting the usual collection of very simple projects for beginning beaders.
I was wrong.
This self published book is fairly professional in appearance, and the projects, while being very clearly explained and illustrated range in complexity. It's an excellent tool for beginners. In fact I lent my copy to a friend who wanted to learn to bead, and he said it made more sense then I ever made trying to teach him!
You can order the book directly from Ruby at Ruby's Beadwork .The book has netted projects, peyote instructions,stringing instructions, using head pins, and attaching clasps, 30 lovely and simple pieces that will teach a solid foundation in beadwork.
Her site also has many free projects, including a brand new barefoot
I would absolutely recommend it it to beginning beaders, and to beaders who just find a couple techniques tricky. It's very well written and planned.
Ruby Fischer did a wonderful job with it. Her chatty and easy to read style make it seem almost like having a patient friend just over your shoulder.