Hello: My name is Jacqueline Marchant. I am a Jewelry designer /creator and book reviewer for some very famous crafting publishing companies. When you check out my book reviews you will learn who they are. In these reviews you will receive loads of information and my feelings about the publication. I have learned an extraodinary amount about all the many facets and mediums in designing and creating jewelry from these books and I am over the moon that I have them to refer to , they have been a god send to me. IN THIS BLOG YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE,THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY SUPPLIED ONLINE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM BY SOME VERY TALENTED, BRILLIANT ARTIST. i HAVE LEARNED FROM THESE VARIOUS VIDEOS FROM YOU TUBE AND OTHER PLACES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND PLACE THEM ON MY BLOG SO I CAN READLY REFER TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL ALSO, I HOPE TO ONE DAY BE AS BRILLIANT AS THESE VIDEO TEACHERS.To learn more from these various artist just click on title of videos to link to all their other tutorials...thank you ... YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME PICS OF MY WORK, AND SOME OF MY ADVENTURES. I ALSO LIKE INCLUDING OTHER ARTISANS SITES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. I FIND THE MORE YOU EXPLORE THE MORE YOU LEARN AND BY DOING THIS YOU GET INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY BLOG AND COME BACK AGAIN . WHILE HERE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN MY BLOG.


Monday, June 11, 2012

COLOR, TEXTURE & CASTING for JEWELERS: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications by Carles Condina

This 128 page Paper back Publication was first published by LARK CRAFTS. The author Carles Condina is a professional studio jeweler and has taught for over 20 years. He has written several books : THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JEWELRY MAKING , GOLDSMITHING AND SILVER WORK and THE NEW JEWELRY. This book covers , in depth, a wide variety of techniques. This publication is also full of detailed instructions and the photography shows each step. Techniques included in this book is : Keum Boo . Plating . Melted Filings . Mokume Gane . Granulation . Texture & Finishes . Patinas . Microcasting Working with Waxes . Sand Casting . Cuttlebone Casting Ceramic Coatings . Closed Crucible Casting . You will also receive several stunning and brilliant projects to try your hand at. In the Introduction to this Book by Carles Codina. Mr. Codina Informs us that there is nothing random in Ancient Processes. The concept is to use anicent processes to develop a current design and be inspired by contemporary artists who are doing the same. Carles Codina has shared his vision, knowledge and techniques very generously in this book. Even though beginners would gleam useful instruction from this book, I feel however that it leans more to being written with the intermediate to experienced jewelers in mind. This is a marvelous book. The stunning and brilliant step by step photography is a huge plus. With that all said, if you have had experience with color, texture and casting or are taking a class at this time this book is a must have for your library. It will complement what you are learning and enhance your ever growing knowledge greatly.

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