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Daughter of the Forest: Book 1 of the Sevenwaters &hellip by Juliet Marillier
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 21 Jun 2008
This is the first time I've read any book by Juliet Marillier and as soon as I'd read the first few chapters I'd already ordered the rest of the trilogy.

Simply put, I couldn't turn the pages quick enough to find out what would happen next. Thoroughly well written, the characters have depth and you are completly drawn into the wonderful world woven by the author.

If you enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear and have been searching for similar, this might just suit your needs.

More than highly recommended.
Bead Fantasies: Beautiful Easy-to-make Jewellery by Takako Samejima
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners, 10 Jan 2008
I love working with crystals and this book is full of wonderful projects. However, personally I found some of the designs a little too basic and I would have preferred the diagrams to be larger and clearer. That said, there is great scope for adapting the basic designs into something more challenging.

If you are new to beading this book is great; it would also be a good stepping stone if you've done a some bead stringing and want to mix that with some bead weaving.
Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkl&hellip by Laura McCabe
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 10 Jan 2008
This book was added to my wishlist the second I knew of it's publication. It didn't let me down.

Experienced beaders will find plenty to inspire them and push their limits and beginners/intermediates will find lots of challenges, although I would suggest they gain some experience in the basic stitches before tackling the projects. That said, maybe all beaders ought to get this book to see just what can be acheived in beading.

The book focuses on bezeling (surrounding a bead/stone, in this case with smaller beads) specifically using a well known brand of crystal beads. There is a comprehensive guide to the beads and techniques used, together with bead sizes and counts… Read more

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