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« on: January 28, 2012 12:56:36 PM »

I've seen lots of different book necklaces around, here is my version.  I found an old half destroyed copy of Shelley's Poetical works in an auction box that has the best tiny little writing in it which works perfectly for a tiny little necklace Smiley





First I made a little "book" by cutting sections of prose to measure about 1 1/4", glued them at the top with some gel medium (held by a bull nose clip till dry).  On the first one I singed the edges with a lighter, the second one has an inked edge.  Personally I like the singed edge better but its a little tricky to do without torching the whole book Cheesy

The binding is made from thin copper sheeting that I folded the ends into the inside middle, distressed with some liver of sulphur and sandpaper.  The bail is a piece of copper strapping, cut to size with the ends filed/sanded well and also distressed with liver of sulphur/sandpaper.  The final pieces are put together with my friend E600.

The old pages are quite fragile so I also sealed the front of both sides with some matte gel medium which helps a bit. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012 02:59:36 PM »

This is great!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012 03:02:51 PM »

They are quite magical. I think I agree with you, the singed front just has the edge over the inked edge.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012 08:00:17 AM »

Fabulous!  Only in Canada eh!  A fellow Canuck.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012 01:16:59 PM »

hehe, at first I was wondering how you knew I was a Canuck but realized the moosehead is a dead giveaway Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012 05:54:30 AM »

These are super, alteredmommy! My fav is the copper one with the singed pages.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012 06:21:10 AM »

Hehe, the Canada written on our quarter is also a dead give away, lol.
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