Item Number: H20-3576BK
While metal chains can be stunningly simple, they offer endless design options with tremendous variations in styles and forms. Featuring 25 non-traditional projects, this book celebrates the chain as an eye-catching piece of jewelry in and of itself that takes the spotlight without any pendants, dangles or charms. Perfect for everyday wear and complementary to all outfits, these spectacular designs feature combinations of sterling silver, gold, copper, steel, brass and bronze in a range of finishes and textures.
Softcover, full color, 144 pages
25 step-by-step projects
Book size: 11x7 inches
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
About the authors: Joanna Gollberg is a studio jeweler in Asheville, North Carolina. This is the fifth title she's written for Lark Jewelry & Beading, including The Ultimate Jeweler's Guide,The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry, Making Metal Jewelry and Creative Metal Arts. Joanna has an AAS in jewelry design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York, and a BA in humanities Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina. She has taught at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Penland Scool of Crafts, and she's been a guest instructor for universities and metalsmithing groups across the United States and abroud, including Idaho Metal Arts Guild, Tucson Metal Arats Guild, North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths, Winthrop University and the Jewellery Production Development Center in Delhi, India. Joanna's one-of-a-kind jewelry has recently been exhibited at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco; Quirk Gallery in Richmond, Virginia; SOFA New York; Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge; Massachusetts; Ballagio in Asheville, North Carolina; Taboo Studio in San Diego and many others. Nathalie Mornu works as an editor at Lark Jewelry & Beading. She studied metals at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee. Nathalie has dabbled in many crafts over the years, so as a sideline she sometimes creates projects for Lark Crafts publications--stuff as varied as stitched potholders, beaded jewelry, a reupholstered mid-century chair, a weird scarecrow from cutlery and a gingerbread igloo. Nathalie's author credits include Leather Jewelry, Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry, 500 Felt Objects, Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose Scarves, Quilt It with Wool and the best-selling A Is for Apron. Nathalie continues to design jewelry, and since discovering leather as a craft material, she's been slowly teaching herself to make sandals. She's filled with regret for all the years she could have spent building a hoard of breathtaking skins and creating magic with them.