I created this lovely book for a photo shoot recently. The stitching on the spine is a technique I created using metallic leather “twine” in a basket weave pattern.
The back of the book is embellished with oriental theme pieces from an antique chest. This is truly a 1-of-a-Kind since i have never seen pieces like these before, and this is the only one I have ever made in this fashion!
This book is 7.5” × 10”, and has 100 pages of our eco-friendly bamboo paper which is lovely to write or sketch on with any type of pen, and is also great with pencils or charcoal. The paper is acid-free and ideal for mounting photos and memorabilia.
It has an antique icebox hinge closure, which makes it very unique. I cut a sliver out of the hinge to turn it into a hasp/clasp. These hinges date back to the late 1800’s to early 1900’s when iceboxes were quite common. The padlocks that I use are antiques from India (American padlocks of the same era have a much more industrial look…India made them with a bit more flair) , and all of them come with a beautiful key attached. These are actual working locks, and yet I recommend that you treat them more as decoration because of their age.