This is a wonderful, empowering craft book. It starts at the very beginning, and has clear instructions, excellent illustrations, and tons of ideas for making simple wire and bead jewelry. I was having fun, being creative, and making lovely gift-worthy jewelry the very first day I picked up this book and my needlenose pliers. My 5 year old daughter is enjoying both the design process and the results.
Alltogether, it has been a great jumping-off point for myself, as a beginner adult. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book and kit as a gift for a tween/teen.