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Overpriced and unsuitable for a novice
on 2 June 2015
I was interested in learning how to use resin for a decorating project and browsing books on the subject via my iPad, whenI stupidly touched the 'buy with one click' icon and, without further ado, had been charged more than £8.00 for this book. Having bought the book (my own stupid fault I know) I decided I might as well read it.
This book might be very good for experienced jewellery makers but was totally unsuited to my needs. The author is clearly aiming her work at artists and doesn't give adequate instructions for a novice. I was hoping for clear instruction on various methods for colouring resin, including proportions, quantities etc. However, the author simply writes about a few of the substances she uses to colour her resin and invites the reader to experiment with spices, oil and acrylic paints along with some vague enamelling techniques. Resin is a relatively expensive substance and I do not have the time or money to waste on endless experimentation to get the desired effect. I wanted simple instructions with defined amounts of ingredients, which is nowhere to be found in this book.
The author mentions the classes she runs on each advanced technique with annoying frequency, along with promoting her own brand of resin. It is clear that this book is a vehicle for advertising herself and products whilst being a poor substitute for her classes. It took me less than half an hour to read the book from cover to cover which, at £8+, makes it a short but expensive read!