Read about Jane Hirshfield at Poets.org.
Agonia.net, a website that creates an artistic community where writers may submit their work for feedback, has a short biography of Al Zolynas.
Making Friends has instructions for another type of bracelet you might consider for Alternate Activity 1, WWYSGD? Bracelets. The bracelet will take longer to make, but it can be more attractive. Love to Know also has links to several websites that describe different methods of crafting beaded jewelry.