This piece of gilding metal was stuck with round stickers and then run through the rolling mill to impress the pattern into it. They turned out oval, but I love the effect; like a scattering of bubbles.
Halved, drilled, corners smoothed round and polished into book boards.
A tiny book…
…with hand dyed silk pages…
…and coptic stitch binding in hand-dyed orange silk thread.
Then the closure.
A pop of bright blue from a coco shell disc bead held in place with a striped seed bead and finished with a gold coloured jump ring as a bale.
And in comparison with a penny (same size as a cent).
I also started the grid book charm with pages of a very loose hand dyed cheesecloth cotton in purple and green.
Unfortunately the very loose nature of the fabric made it really difficult to get the tension of the binding right, the fabric pulled into holes in places and the stitching inside was really untidy.
So despite the beauty of the fabric, back to the drawing board for this one. Indigo dyed cotton I think, for mark 2.