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cover of Color, Texture, & Casting for Jewelers by Carles Codina

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, this 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.

Are you excited about this book as I am now? Enter for a chance to win a free copy! Simply leave a comment for your chance to win — and don’t forget to tell your friends. The giveaway will end November 23, 2011. Sorry, open to US residents only.

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89 Comments so far

  1. Jessie on November 8, 2011 8:57 pm

    This book looks really interesting and makes me want to lock my self in my studio and get crafting

  2. janice on November 8, 2011 9:12 pm

    YAY! I’d love the chance to win this book! THANKS!

  3. adrienne zedella on November 8, 2011 9:27 pm

    I would Really love to win this book! I’m dying to have this in my collection!!

  4. Jenn Oates on November 8, 2011 9:46 pm

    This sounds like a fantastic book!

  5. Syd on November 8, 2011 10:44 pm

    My sister used to cast her own jewelry. I would really like to win this book so I can learn. Thanks!

  6. Dan Clark on November 9, 2011 4:59 am

    Ooohh…sweet book. I’d love to win this!! Thank you for the contest!

  7. Gil Crews on November 9, 2011 5:37 am

    This looks like a great tutorial book. Thanks for the contest.

  8. MARY MAC on November 9, 2011 6:48 am

    Mr Codina has written a wonderful book and I would love to add this to my collection.

  9. Vicky on November 9, 2011 7:01 am

    This sounds like a very knowlegable,inspiring book. I would love to add it to my jewelry books.

  10. Dennis on November 9, 2011 7:06 am

    I would love to add this book to my collection. I looks like a very informative book something I could use. Thank you for this giveaway.

  11. amy in ne on November 9, 2011 7:08 am

    This would be a valuable addition to my library.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  12. Val T. on November 9, 2011 8:40 am

    I would love to win such an interesting book. Thank you for this generous giveaway!

  13. Elliot on November 9, 2011 9:14 am

    How exciting! I’m hoping it can help me find a way to showcase my crystal necklaces more. Need to find a good way to attach them to hang on necklaces!

  14. Kelly on November 9, 2011 7:54 pm

    I would love to win this book!!

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  16. Ann on November 10, 2011 5:23 am

    Would love to win, thanks for the chance!

  17. Julia on November 10, 2011 9:13 am

    Looks like a great book — I’d love to win this copy!

  18. Teresa Smith on November 10, 2011 9:43 am

    I have his other book and it’s amazing. I am sure this will an excellent book as well. Would love to have it too!

  19. kat newkirk on November 10, 2011 9:50 am

    i’m always looking to expand my skills, so i would love to win this book!

  20. kat newkirk on November 10, 2011 9:52 am

    i’m always looking to expand my skills, so i hope i win this book!

  21. Geraldind on November 10, 2011 10:11 am

    this sounds really good and if it’s like his outher books it’s sure to be :)

  22. Amy on November 10, 2011 10:24 am

    I would LOVE to have this new book at arm’s length in my studio!

  23. Lawrence on November 10, 2011 10:57 am

    I am soooooooooo very much excited about the opportunity to win this book! Pick me, pick me!

  24. Emily C on November 10, 2011 10:58 am

    Awesome! Love all the giveaways.

  25. Ruth Shapiro on November 10, 2011 11:04 am

    Codina’s books are among my favorites! I would love to add this to my collection! Looks yummy!

  26. Naomi Dice on November 10, 2011 11:34 am

    omg!!! a beading book. my second love!!

  27. Briana Reigel on November 10, 2011 1:45 pm

    My mom would love this book!

  28. SheilaSparkles on November 10, 2011 2:08 pm

    I’m so excited about this book – it looks like it has everything I need to take my jewelry making to the next level!

  29. Camille Mcleod on November 10, 2011 8:15 pm

    I would really, really, really…. LOVE to have this book as a budding jeweller this would the perfect thing for me!!!! AHHHHHH …lol…

  30. Lori r on November 10, 2011 8:53 pm

    LOVE to make jewelry. I’m always looking for new ways to reinvent the wheel.I would love to win the book.

  31. brenda muntz on November 10, 2011 9:19 pm

    What a great source of information! Would love to use this one.

  32. Melanie on November 12, 2011 5:14 am

    Fabulous book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  33. Isabelle on November 12, 2011 5:19 am

    would absolutely love to win this book! looks really good and interesting :D

  34. Sandy on November 12, 2011 5:21 am

    This book excites me too! It looks very good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Gale Reeves on November 12, 2011 12:25 pm

    Very interested in this book giveaway, would love to read up on the ancient techniques.

  36. Jessica P on November 12, 2011 8:43 pm

    This looks like a beautiful book- looking forward to reading it even if I don’t win!

  37. Kim Reid on November 13, 2011 3:01 pm

    I’d love a chance to enter!!
    Thanks :)

  38. Kelley Galyen on November 13, 2011 7:07 pm

    Looks like a valuable resource book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Shaiha Williams on November 13, 2011 9:43 pm

    This book sounds delicious. Please enter me.

  40. Mal on November 14, 2011 2:51 pm

    Would love to win this book looks great..

  41. Nan on November 14, 2011 4:29 pm

    I like! This would really come in handy to learn new techniques for my jewelry making. Sweet.

  42. Kim Ratajczyk on November 15, 2011 6:06 am

    I would like to win this. I have started making some of my jewelry and would like to learn more about it.

  43. laura m on November 15, 2011 9:38 am

    i would love to win this great book. thank you for the opportunity!!!

  44. Christina on November 15, 2011 9:52 am

    I would love to learn the techniques in this book!

  45. Tonya M on November 15, 2011 10:09 pm

    I have been wanting to try this.

  46. Chrissy on November 16, 2011 1:35 pm

    I am a New SAHM and I definitely would love to win this book! I need a hobby and this sounds right up my alley! :)

  47. Hilde on November 17, 2011 1:56 pm

    Wow, seems a nice book to get started again with jewelry making!

  48. Bryn Del Mano on November 17, 2011 8:15 pm

    Codina’s books are not only image-rich, but comprehensive in their technical scope. A must-have for the serious jewelry designer.

  49. Kaleigh on November 18, 2011 10:39 am

    I would love to win this!!

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  51. Debbie C. on November 18, 2011 6:29 pm

    Thanks for the nice giveaway! I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  52. Andria on November 18, 2011 8:00 pm

    I’d like to own this book, it looks very interesting.

  53. Kimberly Wright on November 18, 2011 9:05 pm

    Ancient techniques…love it! I believe I’ll have to buy it no matter. Winning would be cool. I’ve never entered to win anything online. ~Blessed Be~

  54. Jusa on November 18, 2011 9:28 pm

    You got me with titillating…yep, looks like an awesome reference book that I’d love to own.

  55. Joanna on November 19, 2011 3:34 am

    This would really come in handy right now, I’m just getting started with casting!

  56. Dan Clark on November 19, 2011 5:03 am

    Looks like an awesome book! Good luck everyone!

  57. Sandy McKenzie on November 19, 2011 5:18 am

    I would love to have this book. Thanks for the oppotunity.

  58. Teresa on November 19, 2011 5:36 am

    Looks like a great reference for a budding metal artist like me!

  59. Gloria H. Connor on November 19, 2011 5:49 am

    The book appears to be an informative one with
    lots of neat projects, I would just love to have one in my possession!

  60. NANCY on November 19, 2011 6:56 am

    Would love to add it to my jewelry making library!

  61. Deloris on November 19, 2011 7:04 am

    Very interesting book that I would love to win.
    I want to say thank you for all the great gift-a-ways that you have, what a blessing to be able to win such great items.

  62. Vicky on November 19, 2011 7:15 am

    I ‘d love to win this!

  63. Sharon R Lowery on November 19, 2011 7:33 am

    I would love to have this book! I want to expand my techniques of my jewelry making!

  64. Candice Windham on November 19, 2011 7:47 am

    As soon as I saw the words “bold color, tactile surfaces” in your description, I was hooked! Would love to win this!

  65. Ruby Taylor on November 19, 2011 8:18 am

    What an awesome book. It would be wonderful to add new techniques!

  66. Anita on November 19, 2011 9:39 am

    Just starting out in jewelry making. Would love some insight.

  67. Sylvia Poff on November 19, 2011 11:40 am

    A Gems of knowledge in book form.

  68. Claire on November 19, 2011 11:43 am

    What a great looking book, it contains all the great crafts I love to do. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  69. Denny on November 19, 2011 12:56 pm

    I would love to add this book to my collection. I could sure use. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  70. Maria Clark on November 19, 2011 4:47 pm

    Oooh. This would be a wonderful addition to my library. Thanks for the chance to win.

  71. Tonya Muller on November 19, 2011 4:55 pm

    I would love to win this book!!

  72. Diane Melendez on November 19, 2011 5:59 pm

    I have always been facinated by jewelry making. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  73. Stephanie on November 19, 2011 6:48 pm

    I would love to share the book with my mom… She is so talented and I am, well, trying. Thanks!

  74. Stacey on November 19, 2011 7:10 pm

    I would love to win this book.

  75. Patti Peterson on November 19, 2011 9:17 pm

    If I won I would have to try this (finally)!

  76. Dennis on November 19, 2011 10:04 pm

    I would love to win this book it would look good with my other craft books. and I could learn a lot from it also. Thank you for this giveaway. Hope your weekend is going alright.

  77. dido on November 19, 2011 11:40 pm

    Please enter me for the giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance!

  78. Laura Morriss on November 20, 2011 8:18 am

    This looks like a great book. Hopefully I’ll win it, but if not, I’ll order it from my local bookseller. Thanks, CraftGossip!

  79. Beste on November 20, 2011 8:48 am

    Ohhh I would love to win this book :))

  80. Kim Reid on November 20, 2011 8:55 am

    I’d love a chance to enter for this wonderful book!
    Thanks :)

  81. Terry on November 20, 2011 4:21 pm

    What an awesome book to add to my library. I can’t wait to take a peek inside. I hope I’m a winner.

  82. Kathleen on November 20, 2011 4:40 pm

    If I don’t win I will be buying!!

  83. Kalaya Steede on November 21, 2011 5:53 am

    This looks like an awesome book. Crossing my fingers! Eeeee!

  84. Kim Hil on November 21, 2011 6:18 am

    This book looks great! It would definately help bring my jewelry making skills up a notch. Thx for the opportunity!

  85. Colleen Hine on November 21, 2011 10:46 am

    Looks very good, so want a look inside.

  86. red carousel lion on November 21, 2011 12:06 pm

    wow – what a great way to elevate my jewelry making skills Great giveaway

  87. Josanne M. on November 21, 2011 12:15 pm

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this book!!! I’m just getting into jewelery making and I think this will help me get to the next level, if not beyond :D

  88. Lorna Leerar on November 22, 2011 2:56 am

    Book looks good. I just love to learn new ways to make Jewelry

  89. Liesl Carlson on November 22, 2011 2:28 pm

    This book looks amazing. I love texture and most of my pieces have it. I know that this book would be helpfull not only as as teaching aide but also to inspire.

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