Judy Walker has been beading for over 35 years and is known for distributing chocolate and humorous buttons in her classes. She is a two-time winner of the "Treasures of TOHO" international beading design contest, and her work has appeared in many books, magazines, and exhibits. She authored The Beaded Sphere and Variations. Each year, Judy sets aside 3 weeks to make over 10,000 Christmas cookies for a delighted friends & family. She lives in California with her husband, Richard, perhaps too many cats, a large collection of beads, and of course, chocolate.