I've amassed a number of books on my beadmaking journey. These are the two I come back to again and again and which I recommend to my students.
'Making Glass Beads' by Cindy Jenkins
Imagine my delight when I found this gem of a book in my local library the day after my own first experience at the torch flame! An excellent starting block, this book by Cindy Jenkins is a no-fuss introduction to making beads and offers plenty of expertise as well as inspiration to take things further.
'Passing the Flame' by Corina Tettinger
Glorious step-by-steps meet beautifully-described explanations by an expert in her field. 'Passing The Flame' is definitely one for the Christmas list.