Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications

Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications

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by Carles Codina
     
 

In Color, Texture & Casting, jewelry teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and cover-to-cover superb how-to photography: keum, boo, plating, melted filings, mokume gane, and granulation; textures, finishes, and patinas; and microcasting, working with waxes,…  See more details below

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In Color, Texture & Casting, jewelry teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and cover-to-cover superb how-to photography: keum, boo, plating, melted filings, mokume gane, and granulation; textures, finishes, and patinas; and microcasting, working with waxes, sand casting, cuttlebone casting, ceramic coating, and casting in a closed crucible. Several wonderful and innovative projects to explore the teachings and a beautiful gallery round out this valuable, hands-on volume. Along with the other important material covered in the book, with Color, Texture & Casting Carles Codina has created the best modern casting book on the market--one that's authoritative, approachable, and loaded with fantastic creative techniques.

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"I am so excited about this new book from Lark Jewelry & Beading. Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications is titillating with all the exciting things happening on the surface of these pieces. Inside this gem of a book, you’ll find bold color, tactile surfaces, and unique fabrications along with clear instructions for how to recreate the techniques. This two-part book by Carles Codina first covers color, texture, and finishes. Modeling and casting round out the second half. With instruction and beautiful photography to guide you, the book will acquaint you with ancient techniques such as keum boo, mokume gane, granulation, and plating. Although the techniques have been in use since ancient times, the pieces featured in this book are anything but old-fashioned. The contemporary design juxtaposed with these ancient techniques is truly spectacular." - Craft Gossip
 
"This is a serious jewelry book. ... This isn't a book for complete beginners, but for jewelry makers with some fundamental skills. If you're already working with metal, you'll appreciate these techniques. ... (The) book overflows with how-to photos. A helpful book for the serious jewelry artist." - Michelle Mach
 
"A great source to have in any studio ... it shows hands-on demonstrations and ways to put all the techniques covered in the book into practice. (The book) covers such wonderful ancient techniques as keum boo, mokume gane and granulation. A big part of the book is dedicated to modeling and casting, which is one of my favorite things to do and learn. This book is a source of great information with incredible images that will make any jeweler eager to get into the studio and start working and practicing. I know this because that is the way I felt when I finished reading the book." - Lorena Angulo
 
“This book by the gifted studio jeweler, Carles Codina, is better than Metalsmithing 101. The various techniques covered are granulation, keum boo, plating, melted filings, mokume gane, casting, and granulation. The detailed photographs capture the processes involved, and the close-ups of the step-by-step instructions are amazing. I could feel the heat emanating from the torch and furnace. Both necessary materials and tools are covered in this publication. None of my questions were left unanswered. Over the years, I have experimented with most of these techniques in either a university classroom setting or my own studio. After perusing the book's contents, I was transported back to these college metalsmithing courses. I believe this book provides jewelry making students with a multitude of learning opportunities minus a hefty college tuition.” - Razine Wenneker, Rite-It blog
 
"This book came out in October 2011 and I don’t know how I missed it. I have another book by him that I like. Here’s what’s great about this one: He covers a wide range of patinas and surface decoration techniques including granulation, keum-boo and mokume gane. I love his approacheverything is doable, even in a small shop. In Part II he covers molding and casting, including the industry standard methods and many alternative methods, including one I’ve never heard of. Even if you don’t want to build a furnace in your backyard, if you’d like to gain a better understanding of how these processes work, this colorful book is for you." - All Things Metal Clay blog, March 2012
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454700173
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
830,760
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Spanish jeweler Carles Codina is the author of The Complete Book of Jewelry Making, Goldsmithing and Silver Work, and The New Jewelry, all from Lark Jewelry & Beading. He is a professional studio jeweler who has taught at the Escola Massana in Barcelona for more than 20 years. His jewelry has been exhibited both in Europe and in the United States. He lives in Barcelona.

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Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rosemcp More than 1 year ago
Lots of interesting techniques. I can't wait to try them out.