, August 20, 2015
(view all comments by Erinwithans)
This book is gorgeous! A ton of color photographs of really unique and different boxes and lockets, which show a wide and inspiring range of uses for the skills in this book. At first glance, it seems to skew more heavily towards photographs of finished pieces, but look more closely - it's packed with information and how-to, just laid out in such a way as to always show you lovely finished pieces along side the work in progress shots. It's a great coffee table book, as well as a valuable addition to a jewelrymaker's library. The wide variety of hinges and clasps demonstrated here open up a whole world of movement and dimension for metalworkers. Highly recommended!