Saturday, December 17, 2011


Hi Everyone!
Most everyone is so busy this time of year. Me included. I did want to share another Lark Book with you. Every time I pick this book up I am amazed at the ingenuity of techniques that Carles Codina shares in his book, Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers.
Carles has taught at the Escolo Massana in Barcelona, Spain, for more than 20 years. I mention this because this book is as if you are in his class room. From cover to cover this is an incredibly appealing book. The raw materials changed into the beauty of jewelry pulls you in immediately. There are 128 pages of information that is precise with text and photography. Chapters begin with Metal Combinations and Applications, Textures and Patinas, and Practical Application. Then Carles continues with Microcasting and Modeling, Artisanal Casting, and Practical Application. This book is set up so you move smoothly through techniques and methods to create beauty.

The one thing that I loved about this book is the history that Carles lays out. As I mentioned before this book feels as if you are in the classroom so put on your apron, light up your torch and get ready to learn. This book will take you on an adventure of creativity.
Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers
by Carles Codina
ISBN 978-1-4547-0017-3
Lark Books
An Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc
New York

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. Excellent review, I am tempted by this book and I've never really made jewelry :).

  2. Wow-- Thats an awesome looking book. I've always wanted to learn metal casting..One of the few things I havent tried yet! Doesnt it look like fun! Molten Metals--Yes!

  3. Gorgeous...what a fabulous book..


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