When top beadwork artisans, beadwork authors, and contributors in the beading community were interviewed by Lark Jewelry, and asked what they considered their inspirational go-to books for beading, the following list was created. These books were treasured and loved, affected their work or development, or simply recommended as excellent, helpful, and instructional. If you are looking for inspiration and instruction in your own bead work, then the Los Angeles Public Library Art Department has these books available for you to check out.
See the original blog for several other books.
This book is loaded with inspiration in design and color.
If you want to self-educate yourself on how to bead weave, this is a must-have reference.
One of the most comprehensive bead embroidery books out there, with sample photos and illustrations. Visually stunning.
Fascinating dimensional bead-weaving projects with inspiring color combos and excellent directions.
Rachel makes good use of color, phenomenal wire techniques. Book has both step by step photography and illustrations, a rarity in beadwork books.