I have been lurking on this forum for a few years, this is my first
post. I am a fairly accomplished lapidary, quite good at cutting
cabs. My wife Marcia is an excellent wirewrap artist. Both of us have
been learning silversmithing (fabrication). I could use some advice
on necklace connections. Most of the necklaces I envision are
basically multiple individually mounted cabs strung/joined together
somehow. My first attempt at using short pieces of wire with balled
ends didn’t work so well, so a design change made the silver wires
shaped like [. This works better, but the necklace still doesn’t want
to lay right, and tends to want to tangle.
Reviewing some of my books and publications seems to show that many
folks basically just sting the pieces on a chain, with some sort of
bead spacing the pieces apart. This has potential, but I more
interested in piece to piece connections. I would love to find the
mythical book “500 Necklace Styles”, but doubt it exists.
So my questions:
Does anyone know of a reference book/article/post that might educate
me some on this subject?
Would some of you kind folks be willing to share some of your
experience with me?
Thanx in advance,