There is a lot of criticism of craft books; lack of pictures, lack of projects that are worth doing etc. This book is beautifully photographed and the processes carefully explained. I dont think anyone can just pick up a gas torch and get stuck into glass bead making and make a success of it. You are dealing with a lot of variables but i would say this book is a good kick off point. Use it with You Tube videos and tutorials but failing attending a class on glass bead making, this is the next best thing. The beads are just lovely and inspiring. Its a book for the creative, the inventive and the explorer.