Saturday, May 5, 2012

Love Jewelry?

Lark Crafts sent me a copy of Showcase 500 rings to review. Leave a comment on this post by May 13th with a way to contact you, and you will be entered into a drawing for the a copy of the book.

My DH fell on this book just from seeing the images on the cover and devoured the eye candy before I was able to pull it away from him. While few of these rings might be actually worn, they are highly creative and inspiring to view. The uniqueness  of the rings lies in design, concept, techniques and materials. While some jewelers use gold, precious metals and stones, and others use everyday items like paper, hook-and-loop tape and synthetic rubber insulation tubing. Techniques are also diverse, including carving and photo etching to hot forging and welding.

Bruce Metcalf served as juror and worked to compile a highly diverse set of jewelry for the edition. He brings a wealth of experience to the job. Marthe Le Van is the senior content editor for Lark Jewelry & Beading. She has written, edited, juried, or curated more than 60 books since 2000.

While I  have scanned the book, my enjoyable task this next week is to read it cover to cover before I give it up to a reader and commenter.

This is another of the terrific books in the 500 series. Well worth buying and loving.

Don't forget, leave a comment and check back on the 13th to see if you won the book!