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The projects in this book are very nice and the author uses the gemstones to highlight their indivdual beauty very well. I feel that the instructions are probably not explicit enough for beginners but the photography is quite clear. The projects are mostly simple stringing but the author has such a nice way of putting the stones together that you feel inspired to try them out. A lot of the book is taken up by explanations of the various gemstones available out there, which although makes for pleasant reading, is a bit long winded. There are no great surprises in this book, as I feel the projects are quite classic and just good interpretations of putting gems together, however, the overall feel of the book is nice and I'm definitely going to make some of the items.