Book of the Month: Tarina Tarantino’s “The Sparkle Factory”

Sparkle_cvr.inddLos Angeles—Tarina Tarantino’s penchant for whimsy has always come across in her playful, vibrant jewelry designs. Now she offers a behind-the-scenes experience in her book “THE SPARKLE FACTORY: The Design and Craft of Tarina’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories,” (August 2013; Running Press; Paperback with Flaps; 272 pages; $23).

Growing up, Tarantino was surrounded by an artistic background and her grandmother’s assortment of intricate pieces of jewelry. It is through this, where she found inspiration and drive to begin making her own pieces. With playful and eccentric creations, she is now a thriving jewelry and accessory designer with her eponymous brand Tarina Tarantino.

Today she is known for her “signature op-art modern meets whimsical design style inspired by everything from antique storybooks to skyscrapers.”

Whether you are a fashion addict, an aspiring designer, or just a D.I.Y. lover, Tarantino’s book will allow you to learn about her personal story and her magical formula behind her designs.

The most fun part of the book is learning how to make 20 of Tarina’s most desired pieces. These include embellished glasses, cocktail rings and other extravagant statement pieces. Tarantino also graces the book with fashion advice and 150 full-color photographs.

You might even be inspired to dye your hair pink!


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