The Basics of Bead Stringing is an A5 size book packed with 80 pages of techniques, materials and tools. It contains incredibly useful information for the beginner to start beading. It makes an excellent reference book for even the experienced beader to refer back to. The colour picture pages in this book show some interesting pieces of jewellery and they give ideas but unfortunately do not show projects that can be followed. Other diagrams in this book are hand drawn but are clear and easy to understand.