thank you! i really like Bead Style magazine actually, it's great for project ideas... but if you're looking for basic skills then probably any book would be good. bead style magazine only a few basics and instructions on how to do the projects they have in there. i taught myself pretty much everything so i don't use books/magazines much but i hope i helped!
i hung them on my window's screen in my dorm room... i really don't think these pictures do them justice because the clear beads have an awesome iradescent coating... but, trust me, they look marvelous and my roommates love them!
ok, i lied, this necklace has nothing to do with a barbershop, but the green and yellow charm bead reminds me of a barbershop spiral sign with the end caps on it. it also has green and yellow glass beads.