This book is large, colorful and descriptive. Questions about starting a collection, what makes a piece worth collecting and how much you should pay art all addressed in the first 29 pages. The information is presented clearly and concisely. The author, Julia C. Carroll, takes us knowledgeably from the beginning of collecting costume jewelry and onward through the continuing journey in her comprehensive book.
About the Author
Julia Carroll has been collecting costume jewelry for over 12 years. She taught computer science for many years, and at that time very few published materials were available to teach young children, so she frequently wrote her own lessons. She used this skill in trying to teach others about collecting costume jewelry.