The ultimate resource for jewelers interested in the fabulous chains of ancient cultures. With clear instructions and foolproof illustrations, Ms. Stark teaches dozens of variations on classic chains.
Jean Reist Stark has been a goldsmith and teacher for 29 years, and has been a major force in the recent popularity of ancient goldsmithing techniques. She co-founded the Kulicke-Stark Academy of Jewelry Art in New York City, and taught at Parsons School of Design. Ms. Stark currently teaches workshops around the country and makes jewelry for contemporaries using ancient techniques. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States. Josephine Reist Smith is a retired Professor of Biological Sciences at Montgomery County College in Bluebell, Pennsylvania.