Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Making Books

I attended a workshop a couple of weeks ago at Stampadoodle in Bellingham, WA on bookbinding.

I've made loads of books in the past with all sorts of different bindings, but one thing about this workshop had piqued my interest: the use of BEADS on the spines.

First of all, the PAPERS... ahhhh. I love the Burgundy with Metallic Gold...

The spine paper is green suede paper. And the beads are of course hand-picked by myself.
The silvery beads at the top and bottom have rhinestones in them - sparkly and glitzy!
At the top, I took the binding threads and woven them into a tiny, knotted macrame pattern. 

I added decorative flaps on the outside of each signature.  
The inside covers are covered with a soft, wrinkly paper. It is so soft that it actually feels like fabric. 

A full view of the spine and covers. This truly is my most favourite journal yet!
Available in my etsy shop :)


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