I just received an email from my wonderful editor at Lark Books telling me that Beading With World Beads is now shipping. I am eagerly waiting for my contributors’ copy. I submitted something like twenty designs for this book and had eight accepted for publication. The parameters of the project were to use funky, ethnic, and natural beads in your designs. I had much fun digging into my huge stash of African trade beads, Chinese turquoise, and Thai silver beads to make the pieces I have in this book. When my contributors’ copy arrives I will post more details, but for right now I just wanted to get the word out.