Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Book Clasps: getting better

Encouraged by the results of my first experiments with brass and by your wonderful excitement and feedback, I went on with the idea of making my own book clasps. If to the first ones I had to apply some patina as I found the color of new brass too shiny for my vintage leather books, this time I used some pieces of old brass recovered from a broken coffee grinder. I bought it long time ago at a street fair, unfortunately crushed and incomplete, hoping that one day it will be possible to recover or reuse it. I don't want to sell these clasps as they are among my firsts and I don't have much antique brass left to make many more. Honestly, I also fell in love with the book that's wearing them so I decided I'll keep this one to my (selfish) self. 
 
        
   

5 comments:

Adeline said...

Just woke up and visited your blog while sipping my morning coffee, and when I saw your new book, I thought I was still asleep dreaming! I literally had to rub my eyes to make sure I wasn't seeing things! It's unbelievably beautiful!!! The clasp is so intricate with a great patina, and that book cover... I am speechless! This is my FAVORITE of your creations so far, you amaze me! :) xoxo

mark.donnelly said...

I agree it is stunning. The pattern and colouring are great and clasp just tops it off.

sarala said...

It is a beautiful book and of course you should keep it. You can justify it as an exemplar for future special orders!

Teo said...

Thank you for your wonderful feedback guys! Adeline, must say that's one of the best compliments I've got on my work so far :)

Louise said...

These are beautiful Teo. You are a very talented resourceful woman! I love what you are creating with these. And good for you for keeping a journal for yourself - and so you should! I can't wait to have one for myself. :D ps the 'anti spam' word I am about to type has 'tio' at the end... uncanny...