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At first glance this book has beautiful designs and gorgeous pictures, so I was raring to go as soon as I looked at it. However, even though the author states that the designs are easy for beginners to replicate, I would say that this is not the book for beginners to bead stitching. I am an experienced beader and wire worker but I've not had any experience with bead stitching and I found the instructions in this book to be quite complicated. There are not many diagrams to look at although there are written instructions (which for someone totally inexperienced seem to be written in a different language). The layout of the book is nice and the designs are to die for (if you can master them) and the author is obviously very enthusiastic. For me at the moment this book will have to be a 'coffee table' book until I can figure out how to make the designs, so for this reason I would not recommend to a beginner to bead stitching.