This is a beautiful book full of gorgeous projects. This is definitely not a book for the beginner, some of these projects are pretty complicated. A few that caught my eye are:
This Art Deco brooch, I think I'll make this one at some point.
This tube necklace. I had intended to make this, but didn't get round to searching for the tubular material it's strung onto.
This lovely summery piece which I may well make, but I'd probably make it in copper as I'm not a fan of yellow gold.
This lovely bracelet. This is actually the project I chose to make, but I made it into a necklace. See below for more details and pictures.
This is another one I intend to make at some point. I don't like the giraffe print beads much so I need to find a nice alternative.
I decided to make the bejewelled barrel bracelet as a necklace. It required 2mm Swarovski rounds (as do a lot of the projects in this book). I did some searching on line and bought some from Mail Order Beads / The Bead Shop Nottingham, not out of loyalty but because they had the best price on Swarovski. I paired them with white 15/0 seed beads and clear 11/0 seed beads.
The actual necklace is a copper herringbone tube which was really easy to do, though it took a while! The barrels are stitching in place so they don't all clump together when wearing it, as I'm going to prove in the next photo. Oh yes, a photo of me. In fact, my very first selfie!
I love this necklace and have worn it a lot. The instructions were really clear and very easy to follow, I didn't have any false starts or any moments of "eh? What does that mean". Though remember, I do have some experience bead weaving so can't vouch that a beginner would be able to follow the instructions. The weaves themselves are set out at the beginning of the book with easy to follow diagrams and written instructions. Overall, I like this book and think it's a great addition to the library of intermediate to advanced bead weavers.
Let's finish off with another selfie: