From the single strand and pendant to the Lariat and Sautoir, beading expert Dorothy Wood brings ten timeless necklace styles up to date with this stunning step-by-step guide. Be spoilt for choice with over 35 handmade necklace designs and a range of complementary jewellery projects, including rings, watchstraps, bracelets, brooches and earrings. Fifteen necklaces are explored in step-by-step detail and discover a range of techniques, from stringing and knotting to bead stitching, wirework and chain maille. Each necklace chapter features a creative gallery, showing how by changing the beads and the stringing and threading techniques used, these classic styles can be easily re-imagined to suit every taste and occasion. With clear step instructions, beautiful photography and a wealth of imaginative design ideas, both beginners and experienced beaders are sure to be inspired.