hi! i have a few different ideas for your book, i have been doing some wire crochet bracelets and necklaces, as well as some that have paper bead made from really old dictionary pages and sheet music, with resin over them.
i also have been knitting with roving, which is quick and fun, and some neckwarmers that button, or cowls that go over your head. if you want to check out the things i make on my flickr account and let me know if you fancy anything...http://www.flickr.com/photos/30852523@N00/20958407/
i do tons of stuff and can write up a tutorial or pattern for anything, even the making the beads (i have a tutorial on my bloggy)