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Book of Blood by Maylar Book of Blood by Maylar
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Once I heard an incredible South American legend (well more story of sort) about thing called "Book of Blood"...supposedly, it's a book with stone covers and pages made of ash...on the covers, round blood colored stone called "eye of the dragon" or "eye of the snake" (I'm not sure in translation) guard the book and will burn anyone who tries to harm it/ destroy it. Things written in this book must remain intact, in any way.
By the story, every name, written in blood in that book, will "last forever" meaning it will be remembered by something, good or bad (by the same story, names of people like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa are some of the names written...unfortunately, there's names like Hitler, too).
Anyhow, story has an addition...if couple in love write their names on page in their own blood, they will maintain together forever, not only in life, but in death too.
Reading all this again made me want to make a miniature one, so I just did...size is 1 cm x 1.2 cm, covers are polymer clay, painted later to resemble coloration of stone. "Gem" is mix of plastic and different polish paints and pages are made of paper dyed in rosehip tea (so that great color of purplish ash is accomplished and cause rosehip tea should have similar effect on couples in love...by one completely different story, if couple share at least one cup of this tea a year, they will stay in love 'till the end of their days).
So, all in all, this is on the first place book for lovers and those in love, but also for those who desiring everlasting fame of some sort ;)

Anyhow, hope you like it :)
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:iconmr-boonshine:
mr-boonshine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
!!! oh !!!
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely little piece.
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:iconel-arte-de-angelina:
El-Arte-de-Angelina Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm a big fan of your creations darling, and this one totally caught my attention.
Lovely detailed work, it's definitely a fav!
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goshusuedo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! (:
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
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swimgirl195 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Wow, the story sounds very interesting! I have an etsy account as well; could i ask, how much would this book be? Unless it is already sold? Because the story behing this book really grabs my attention! :o Thanks! :)
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Maylar Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Glad you like this, thank you very much ^^
And to answer your question, book is still available. Only, I would rather not talk prices in comments, if you don't mind. Note me if you want and we can talk about all the details :)
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swimgirl195 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Sure! No problem.
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Maylar Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
;)
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Saphiriel Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Sooo small (I love microbooks :D ) and so beautiful :aww: Must have been hard to make it (because of the size). I love it :)
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