My mother raised me to be a "crafty" sort of person. We made plaster casts and painted things like Aztec calendars when I was a kid. A cool thing we did when my parents built a house was to make a family project out of stained glass, but we did it by my parents' ingenuity. The windows turned out really cool, but I wonder if they might have been even better had we had this book. My parents would have had a fit if we had intentionally broken up cups, mugs, glass tile, and such for other projects. I love that Eshet encourages the aspiring artist in all of us to go ahead and break some things to make some things. The book has awesome step by step instructions including safety precautions for working with sharp, breakable materials. I've honestly never thought about making mosaics on/with some of the objects Eshet shows. The book includes beautiful photos of actual projects to let you know anything is possible. Beautiful tables, bookends, wall art, and more come out looking like pieces that would be expensive if you were to find them in a shop. Make them yourself, tell visitors about them, and save a lot of money with your creativity. If you have one creative bone in your body, get this book and make your home your own. You are only limited by your imagination, and this book will help you unlock that to whole new levels.