This craft kit was bought as a birthday gift for my 10 yr old daughter. It consists of 5 packets of coloured clay, a good amount of different coloured seed beads, jumprings, clasps, ear wires, guage wire, plastic stretch cord, black cord, toothpicks, 2 handy plastic storage tubs and an illustrated instruction manual/design guide.
The packets of clay are not large, but you don't need much to make the beads, and you can create new colours, and attractive marbled effects by mixing and combining the clay in different ways (the manual illustrates different methods of doing this). My daughter greatly enjoyed practising these techniques, to create her own unique beads. Once they are completed, you simply make holes in them with the toothpicks, and bake them in the oven for 15 mins. Then leave them to cool for 5-10 minutes, and combine them with the different coloured small seed beads, to make bracelets, earrings or necklaces (using the various clasps etc as as needed). The design guide gives detailed instructions for making a good range of different jewellery, or you can go it alone and make up your own styles.
This is definitely a nice kit for tween age girls who enjoy creative activities, it's certainly more creative and interesting than just threading ready-made beads. The age range on the box states 8+ which sounds about right, I would judge it suitable for age range about 8-13 yrs.
My only criticism was that the black cord supplied was a little too thick to go through the seed beads easily, but we used the plastic stretch cord instead, and it would be very easy to find some substitute cord if you wanted to. The baking process was quick and easy, but when the clay eventually runs out (it's lasting out ok so far) we might experiment with some cheap packs of air-drying clay.
My daughter has really enjoyed using this kit, and I will definitely be looking at some of the other Mystyle kits, for future gifts.