This is a hefty tome and if its ultimate aim is to present a photo guide, then it succeeds. It presents different jewellery-making techniques. However, for me, the projects are not ones I would wish to make. Having said that, once the techniques are learned, you are your own boss and can design your own projects. There is an interesting tape measure cuff bracelet and the front cover design is attractive. Use this as a jumping board for your own ideas - it's excellent to learn the techniques with so many photos to guide you. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.