They start the book with a solid list of materials needed for their upcycling projects. Jewelry hobbyists probably have many of these materials already, such clasps and round nose pliers. Other tools, for the more advanced users, include a jewelry saw and electric drill.
Projects are divided up by the type of material used, including metal, plastic, glass, fabric and found items. With the large color photographs of the final project and of the steps along the way, crafters have a good idea of how involved a project is before they get started.