This is the kit I started with 3 months ago, its ideal for a beginner because absolutely everything you need is right there. This lady certainly knows her business because NOTHING has been forgotten right down to those tiny wee crimp beads that end up all over the carpet!(Psst... Try a magnet, it works for me) The packaging is basic but that's fine, its better to have a cheap package than to have a fancy package and a cheap nasty kit inside. The findings themselves are of an excellent quality and look very good when made up. I would definitely recommend this one to anybody wanted to start jewellery making. The instructions are simple tho easy to understand and if you want more (Which most of us do, its addictive) Buy a book as I did. Amazon have loads of them, trust me! I'm a beader!