A clear and practical introduction to making neckpieces for both the beginner and the practising jeweller looking for a new direction. Step-by-step illustrated projects, contributed by a range of different international makers, demonstrate the different processes and approaches involved in making different kinds of necklaces and pendants. There will be an appendix of basic techniques covering the fundamentals: piercing, filing, annealing, soldering and pickling, complete with detailed explanations and photographs. Each new chapter will begin with a list of the necessary techniques and methods contained therein, so readers who need to brush up their skills can flick to the appendix before beginning the project. The book also includes an entire chapter devoted to the design and construction of clasps.
Necklaces and Pendants is the essential guide for anyone interested in working with these wonderfully diverse and potential-packed pieces of jewellery. The author and contributors have joined forces to create an extremely thoughtful and comprehensive handbook that no workbench should be without.