Nicely presented collection of techniques. McKinnon is a proponent of the component method- she makes lots of little pieces and then at some future time puts them together according to what looks good that day. A lot of the components are simple to make if you have a metalworking/beadweaving background. I'm intrigued with her metal clay techniques, and am itching to get my hands on some of that as soon as my ship comes in. A gorgeous collection of interesting bits married to create unique jewelry.