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500 Pendants & Lockets

Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments

Lark Books [1600590381]
Series: 500 Series
Publisher: Lark
Published: May 2008
420 pages
ISBN: 1-60059-038-1
ISBN13: 9781600590382
$24.95 US
$29.95 Canadian
Paperback with Flaps
all in color
8 X 8
Carton Quantity: 12
Territory: World

One look at these breathtaking suspended neck ornaments, and it’s clear why Lark’s series of jewelry design books has become so wildly popular. Every pendant is a masterful work of art, whether it’s symbolic and purposeful (amulets, talismans, and charms) or purely decorative.  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). “Fecund,” Tricia Lachowiec’s intricate construction of oxidized sterling silver, electroformed copper, enamel, and resin, is every bit as luscious as its title suggests. In “0210,” 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 Adam’s signature use of softly colored aluminum always astounds, and decidedly so in “Flower Pendant” with its multiple fronds of gracefully arching metal.
Jewelers, metalsmiths, and collectors will all find inspiration in these one-of-a-kind works.

Metalsmiths and jewelers Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt co-own the Velvet da Vinci gallery. Working with other galleries and organizations, including the British Crafts Council and the National Museums of Scotland, they have organized traveling exhibitions and helped produce catalogs for a number of these shows. Pieces from these presentations have been acquired by The British Museum, The Imperial War Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum.


"You'll be in absolute awe with over 400 pages of one-of-a-kind pieces from over 300 artists. This extensive volume contains enough inspiration to last a lifetime. You'll love 500 Pendants & Lockets." - Bead Unique