Great for getting started
I bought this a couple months ago after decided to get back into beading, a long lost hobby of mine. It seemed like a great value and good enough to get started before committing to buckets of high end seed beads that may never get used if I got bored of the hobby within a week. (Hey - it's happened before!). The beads are good quality and I made my first necklace. Don't judge the unevenness as the beads fault, it was a first attempt.
I have since moved on to some better quality Japanese seed beads since I did not get bored, but am instead addicted! But this kit got me started and as an excellent value. The only reason it is not four stars is because there is some consistency issues with the size of the beads, but they are close enough that you can try out bead weaving and have fun learning! Loved it!
I just received this collection. I had wondered about the sizes, but thought there might be something I could use here. It looks to me like the smallest beads are 8/0, and the color selection is wonderful. I can't wait to use them in kumihimo with varied size beads.