One of my friends, who is a fuser, wants to teach herself. She has a kiln and has decided upon a Hot Head Torch. I think she has this book by Cindy Jenkins, which is my favorite beginner book already too.
So I asked my facebook friends what do they suggest as items that are needed when starting out and here are the responses, which I've edited for space reasons.
glass assortment bundle
Fusion bead release
cookie sheet to put under the torch to keep rods from rolling in your lap
pliers or tweezers
tweezer mashers or barbecue mashers
aloe or burn cream
But now I'd like to ask you for your advice. What does she need? What are some pointers that you'd like to add? Think "beginner". What do you wish someone had told you, when you first started?