Darkended Library - 7 book necklace made from black reclaimed leather on copper
Peg and Awl
This is a smaller version of the library necklace made entirely of black leathers including an olde Ecuadorian saddle cover, a mid-century sofa, a crackly vintage handbag, an early 1900s wallet and a piece of scrap and curious leather!
If you would like a smaller version with a bit of colour – please let me know!
This includes 4 small books, 2 medium and 1 large on 3 copper chains bound together on one clasp.
Materials: (archival innards, antique & gathered outards)
leather – antique leather
paper – Strathmore drawing, acid-free, hand torn + stitched.
thread and binding tape – linen
headband – found in London, vintage
My books are made using archival insides and antique outsides. Inside you’ll find line-less strathmore drawing paper – thick, hand-torn, acid-free pages that work perfectly with ink, pens both thick and superfine, pencil, charcoal, and myriad other mediums. the pages are each hand sewn with archival linen binder’s thread. The books’ covers are made using hand-picked scraps and worn leather from wherever I can find them, cut to fit the appropriate size. The books can be carried daily and beat up. They are quite strong creatures.
Each book now comes with a letterpress card that has details including no. of the book title and materials.