Hi Matt James,
I am not sure that I have fully understood your case, but essentially to get started you have to create a Silverlight project and a web project that will embed your Silverlight application xap file. Then you have to add reference to our Telerik.Windows.Controls and Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation assemblies in your Silverlight project and instantiate the RadCoverFlow control. Here
is a nice example of how to achieve these three simple steps. Note that the example explains how to instantiate a TreeView control, but is it essentially the same for a CoverFlow control.
If there is anything vague or unclear, please get back to us and we will be more than willing to provide you with additional explanation of your concerns.
the Telerik team