500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form

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More artists make necklaces than any other form of jewelry—and these pieces are among the most exquisite ever created. Selected from over 5,000 entries, they range from unique chokers to artful collars. Some showcase precious metals and gems, while others use more unusual materials, including plastic, wood, paper, and glass. They’re forged, cast, and woven, and have surface embellishments that run the gamut from inlay to enameling. And the variety is simply astonishing: Classic bejeweled chains appear next to ...

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Overview

More artists make necklaces than any other form of jewelry—and these pieces are among the most exquisite ever created. Selected from over 5,000 entries, they range from unique chokers to artful collars. Some showcase precious metals and gems, while others use more unusual materials, including plastic, wood, paper, and glass. They’re forged, cast, and woven, and have surface embellishments that run the gamut from inlay to enameling. And the variety is simply astonishing: Classic bejeweled chains appear next to avant-garde felted wool constructions. Some of the eye-catching, full-color images feature enlightening quotes from the creators themselves. Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves beautiful objects will treasure this extensive collection—the largest of its kind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579907013
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: 500 Series
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 422,739
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Amazing "wearable art!"

    Like a visit to a museum of jewelry! Items range from gorgeous to downright weird, but many items are great for inspiring a simpler version you could make yourself.

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