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on 9 September 2009
I bought this book for my 12 year old daughter who is a keen but self-taught jewellery maker, based on the other recommendations. This book is very attractive and informative on a wide range of techniques with advice on the kit required. However, I found that most of the designs were quite old fashioned or very intricate, requiring a potentially prohibitively expensive amount of beads for a younger maker. While she has enjoyed looking through the book and has picked up some useful tips on technique, she doesn't like any of the designs enough to replicate them. The one technique we were looking for advice on was glossed over and so was of little help. In retrospect, I would recommend this book to a more mature beginner, with the time and patience to spend on more traditional designs; it's hasn't hit the buttons of the younger audience.