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Book review: Showcase 500 Art Necklaces

You all probably know how I feel about these Showcase series books by Lark Books by now...I drool over them for days.  They sit endlessly on my coffee table, at least until the next one comes along.  And sometimes, when they include my own work, they sit there even longer!  Well, this time, my work was not included, but I am nonetheless thrilled with the selection that was chosen for Showcase 500 Art Necklaces.

The examples range from the traditional and beautiful to the weird and bizarre.  Some made me say "meh", but not very many!  Being wearable is not always the issue, but technical excellence most certainly is.  One of my very favorites is by a South Korean artist, and no matter how I searched and googled, I could find no more information.  I'd love to show it to you, but unfortunately I cannot.  However, here are a few others to give you a little idea of the scope:

Time Jewel by Krisztina NĂ©meth

Kente Reversible Collar by Linda Rettich

Walk in the Woods by Judith Kaufman

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