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The Sparkle Factory - Tarina Tarantino

When I was asked if I would be interested in receiving a review copy of Tarina Tarantino's new book, I was SO excited! I have admired Tarantino's work for a long time and is an inspiration to me when it comes to taking chances with mixing colors together and throwing a little kitsch into your work. LOVE HER! 

Photo The Sparkle Factory: The Design and Craft of Tarina's Fashion Jewelry and Accessories is a gem in itself!

Her book is very personable and I enjoyed reading about how she got started from fashion, doing make-up to creating jewelry and accessories which stems from her childhood.

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Included in the book are 20 tutorials on how to make some of her signature pieces. The first one I did was her Jubilee Stretch Ring and now I'm kind of obsessed with making more.

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Like Tarina's unique personal style, the book is so colorful and fun to flip through.

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And it's not just jewelry, she shows you how to make some really adorable accessories like belt buckles, bedazzled eye wear, and cute little hats.

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I love Tarina's story and her approach to finding fun little pieces to put together to create a mind-blowing piece to wear.  I definitely consider her a mentor as a business woman and designer.

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