The Art of Decorative Mosaics
Not to be confused with Elaine's earlier Decorative Mosaics, also for beginners.
There are chapters on setting up a workplace, tools, materials and design, and a comprehensive illustrated history of mosaic. Then we have eight step-by-step projects, each involving a different material and technique.
Projects include a hanging basket, a spectacular fountain and a 3-D goose perfectly capable of laying golden eggs.
Be warned, however: Elaine's love affair with gold is infectious. The beautiful colour photographs of her mosaics are by John Melville.