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« on: January 10, 2013 07:44:54 PM »

These have been making a slow evolution over the past year.  This is my latest version.  It has hand cut copper covers and brass hinge details that are etched, patinaed, and rubbed with Renaissance wax, leather binding, and hand cut, decorated pages that are hand bound.  It is about an inch in size.





There are a lot of little details and steps in making each of these things, and I have made so many of them this past year - but they are addictive!

Here is some more about it posted on my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013 08:21:39 PM »

That is gorgeous!   The book is only 1 inch? How the heck were you able to do all the detailing on such a small scale?
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013 05:09:19 AM »

It really has been an evolution since I made my first one last summer.  I wet embossed the leather for some texture and design, and chemical etched the covers and hinges, and used small jewelry rivets and teeny brads for the fasteners.  I will work on a tutorial and post that at some point, the next time I make one.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013 05:36:04 AM »

I love this and pinned it!!  Now if you ever claim me again in a pinterest swap, perhaps one of these little beauties could be mine.... Cheesy heheee!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013 07:17:59 AM »

LOL - and maybe I can take pics and write the tutorial at the same time Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013 07:20:15 AM »

This. Is. So. AWESOME! Wow. Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013 05:43:38 AM »

LOL - and maybe I can take pics and write the tutorial at the same time Wink

That's a fantastic idea!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013 03:03:27 PM »

This is Awsome. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013 07:17:10 PM »

Looks like such delicate work. Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013 01:05:31 PM »

Beautiful! Would also love to see a tutorial. I love tiny detailed craft projects. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013 11:09:24 AM »

I saw the pic and knew instantly who made this lil book! Another great item!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013 06:47:26 PM »

This is fantastic!  So detailed! I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013 04:24:07 PM »

For those of you still interested, I posted a tute for making the metal covered mini books, in the challenge forum.  I was going to post it anyways, but this challenge came out at the time I was almost done, so I decided to submit it.  Let me know if it is helpful, or if anything is unclear!

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013 07:05:42 AM »

OMG this is fantastic.  The amount of detail on such a tiny space is amazing.  I'd never have the patience to make one of these.
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2013 08:57:30 PM »

Wonderful and so well done. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2013 05:11:04 AM »

Thank you - they are so much fun and rather addictive to make.  I just got a new supply of leather scraps, so may play some more with some ideas I have for a different style of mini book.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013 12:28:39 PM »

This is incredible! I'm in awe of the details. Great work! Wink
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