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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent full-colour guide, March 29 2009
I took a chance buying this book when it hadn't been reviewed yet, and I was very pleased with it!! In fact, I like it better than any other jewellery making books that I've bought in the past!
It begins with a section on materials, then tools and equipment, then Basic techniques. Then the bulk of the book is comprised of 28 sections each devoted to a specific kind of gemstone. In each section she gives detailed instructions on 3 or 4 different beautiful projects she made using that stone.
The entire book is full-colour, and beautifully laid out. It is full of great ideas that are explained step by step.
I highly recommend this book for any jewellery artist, any skill-level, and especially those who are drawn to semi-precious stones!