Judy Walker has been beading for over forty years. Teaching at national bead shows and other workshops, she is well known for distributing chocolate and buttons with funny sayings. Her beadwork has appeared in numerous books, magazines, touring exhibits and galleries. Judy is a two-time winner of the "Treasures of TOHO" international beading design contest. She taught in Japan in the fall of 2006.

Judy's book, The Beaded Sphere and Variations, was over a year in preparation and grew out of her wish to contribute more to the artistic field she loves so much.

Judy has learned that cats make it very difficult to accomplish beading. She lives in Stayton, Oregon with her husband Richard, their five cats, and her large collection of beads.