Jean Campbell, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the founding editor-in-chief of Beadwork magazine. She has written or edited more than 30 books on beading—including Getting Started Stringing Beads (Interweave Press, 2005) and The Art of Beaded Beads (Lark, 2006).
Judith Durant of Lowell MA is the author of Ready, Set, Bead (CPI, 2007). She is also the author of Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (unless you’ve got the ring) (Storey Publishing, 2006). She and Jean Campbell are coauthors of the best-selling The Beader’s Companion (Interweave Press, 1998).