I pre-ordered this book months ago and have been anxiously awaiting its release -- and it does not disappoint! Out of the thirty projects included, I want to make every single piece -- they are that beautiful!
The book is divided up into several chapters:
--Chapter 1: Supplies and Techniques
--Chapter 2: Embellished Bases -- includes one necklace, one earring, and five bracelet designs
--Chapter 3: Bezeled Stones -- includes one necklace, two chokers, two bracelets, two earrings, and three pendant designs
--Chapter 4: A Question of Architecture -- includes three earrings, one necklace, two pendant, and one bangle design
--Chapter 5: Pearl Centers -- includes three necklaces, one brooch, one earrings, and one bracelet design
--Chapter 6: Sabination Nation -- a chapter on how Sabine designs her projects
--Gallery -- beautiful photos of designs by other beaders
--Author Gallery -- photos of designs by Lippert
As you can tell from the above breakdown, there is a really nice mix of projects included. Some are more complex than others, and the header for each project gives a rough idea of how simple or hard each one might be. Lippert mostly uses variations of RAW with an overlay of netting, but she also includes an overview of peyote and a few other stitches in the Techniques chapter.
As with previous books in the Lark Master Class series, the instructions are also excellent, as are the diagrams. I've done one of Lippert's projects before and found her instructions to be clear and easy to follow, and this book follows suit. Each project also includes a clearly labeled supply list, and the finished size of the piece. While the actual color number of the seed beads isn't given, it should be easy to figure out a similar bead color to use to match the suggested colorways. With the Swarvoski crystals and firepolished beads used, the color is given in a general way. (For instance, the supply list will state something like "30 golden-orange crystal bicones, 4 mm.")
I also love the hardback format of these Lark books; they are so much easier to bead from than softback books, which always seem to flop around on me.
Overall, this is a lovely book to add to your beading library! The only problem for me is that I love all of the projects so much, I don't know which one I want to start with! ;-)