First, my disclosure....The Publishers at Lark Crafts/Sterling Publishing sent me this book to review on my blog. They do NOT pay me for the review, other than the book(s) that they sent me for review.
Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers
Lark Crafts/Sterling Publishing
Hard Cover 128 pages $29.95
This is a book for serious jewelers. Written by a professional studio jeweler who has taught at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, Spain for more than 20 years. It is evident that he really knows his stuff.
There are many techniques covered in this book, all illustrated with fantastic photographs. Techniques covered include plating, Mokume Gane, Granulation, Texture and Finishes, Patinas, Sand Casting and a whole lot more.
If you ever want to expand your work to include traditional jewelry techniques, this book will be a great introduction. Even if you are only curious to know how certain techniques are done, this is one book that can show you quite a lot. It's like having a jewelry making classroom at your fingertips.