Thursday, 2 August 2012
It had been a good while since I last made a batch of botanical jewellery. I'm glad I stopped procrastinating and took out the old botany book designated to art purposes and got on with this eternity project. This time I strung my pendants on antique bronze finished chains of varying lengths and I think they look rather nice even if I say so myself.
Thanks for your response to my last post. My non-linear notebook system is basically a tiny catalogue with index cards cut from scrap cardboard. This allows me to carry a small stack of cards with me and then sort the notes into genres like 'bookbinding', 'poetry' or 'to-do' so I can refer to a selection of notes relating to bookbinding when I'm designing new books and skip wading through all the randomness my normal notebooks would include. You don't really need a tutorial for this part, but I'm working on a tutorial for a fabric-hinged square box perfect for a small notebook catalogue - it's going to take at least a couple of days for me to finish since work is rather sporadic at the moment. I think there are as many ways to make a box as there are box makers, and I'll share my way with you so that you can figure out your way by building upon my basic instructions.
The Olympic Games is keeping me company while V is out of town and I'm alone folding stacks and stacks of paper for future books and fixing up the wardrobe->floordrobe problem (I never learn...) and dreaming of the perfect blush rose linen apparently impossible to find.
see my botanical necklaces on Etsy