Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Epic Journal

The journey is finally over...well almost. I finished the Sea Journal. It is absolutely gorgeous! Made from an old book cover that had the word SEA on it with some dates. I riveted on an old leather belt as a part of the book binding and closure. I added a metal ship copper washers and a beautiful piece of agate sewed on with special wire. The best part is the hooks and gears move! The book is filled with hand-torn, hand-bound rice paper. There are over 400 sheets of this luscious, lightweight paper. The iron hooks swivel closed into had turned brass loops. This is one of my best pieces of work to date and took over 2 weeks to make. There is also a surprise inside, but you must come see it in person for the secret to be revealed.

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