Circles of Life contains instructions for making your own beaded large hole beads. Now instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a bead to represent a special occasion in your life, you can design your own beaded large hole bead! Lots of designs are included along with some charms instructions for a heart and a starfish. These would make terrific gifts for the holidays or for a new mom. Each one can be made in an evening so they are quick to do and hold special meaning for the recipient. The resources section of the book present basic instructions for the stitches and knots so that readers can learn the basic stitch and then apply that knowledge to the beads in the book. Many of the beads and charms present a challenge for advanced beaders as well.