Synopses & Reviews
One look at these breathtaking suspended neck ornaments, and itand#8217;s clear why Larkand#8217;s series of jewelry design books has become so wildly popular. Every pendant is a masterful work of art, whether itand#8217;s symbolic and purposeful (amulets, talismans, and charms) or purely decorative.and#160; Juried by Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt, co-founders of the esteemed jewelry gallery Velvet da Vinci, this beautiful color collection includes pieces crafted from diverse materials and techniques (including forging, casting, forming, and stone setting). and#147;Fecund,and#8221; Tricia Lachowiecand#8217;s intricate construction of oxidized sterling silver, electroformed copper, enamel, and resin, is every bit as luscious as its title suggests. In and#147;0210,and#8221; Seth Papac constructs a ghostly and atmospheric cityscape out of poplar wood, architectural siding, and building materials, as well as gold, silver, and elastic. Jane Adamand#8217;s signature use of softly colored aluminum always astounds, and decidedly so in and#147;Flower Pendantand#8221; with its multiple fronds of gracefully arching metal.
Jewelers, metalsmiths, and collectors will all find inspiration in these one-of-a-kind works.