A great resource for anyone interested in making beaded jewellery. Its focus is on exploring the options and techniques for finishing projects, but it goes much further than that. Bateman includes a brief history of jewellery and an excellent overview of the basic tools and materials involved in making beaded jewellery. Beautiful photographs and sketches in colour illustrate the detailed explanations and instructions. Suitable for beginners and experienced crafters, the projects range from simple earrings to intricately stitched bracelets. The wealth of information and easy-to-follow layout will appeal to any bead worker.