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Very Few Bead Sizes or Details Given
on September 4, 2016
It seems that a lot of the people that gave this book a negative rating did so because they felt it was a beginner book. When the title includes the word "Siimply" and the sub-title says "53 Quick and Easy Projects" it seems pretty obvious this is intended for beginners. As a beginner I liked the projects it includes more than many other beginner books (which will often have far simpler and not very appealing items than this one) but I have a different complaint and that is the lack of bead sizes for the projects. It will just say "seed beads" or "amber bicone beads". Rarely are the sizes included. For one project it didn't even list the beads but just mentioned a bead mix that included different sizes and types of beads and you are left to try and figure out what they were. I may change up the colors or types of beads but as a beginner, I really need to know the sizes used so I don't buy beads that don't work out correctly for the project. More advanced beaders that don't need this information likely will find the projects in here too easy. For this reason I cannot give this book more than 2 stars.