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