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Moon Changes by Maylar Moon Changes by Maylar
Here's a peculiar little thing...this book is 8mm high and minus paper, everything is handmade, even the little silver glass moon in the down right corner...all of course by me. There's also a nice story behind this, but keep reading...

Book is filled with illustrations of moon changes (full set), but my camera didn't worked well with those, so I photographed only two pages. In future, there might be an update.

Why moon changes? Time for a nice story.

Few years ago, on my trip through Hungary, I met an old fortune teller. We got to know each other pretty well and talked about many things, including importance of moon changes in her job. In the end, I asked her to give me something as a souvenir and ended up with two things: an lovely crescent moon shaped pendant, which miniature replica you see as a bookmark on this book and a piece of the velveteen cloth she uses to cover her fortune telling crystal ball.

Well, making this book, I thought a lot about her, so decided to sacrifice a piece of that cloth for this. I trimmed it, until I got a fine velveteen dust, then mixed it with glue and that is with this book covers are covered :)

I told you it's a nice story, didn't I?

By the way, coin used for size reference here is a lucky coin of mine and I also got it from someone pretty peculiar himself, but...that's another story.

Hope you like this :)
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Everch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How in the world do you make it so small? I'm not familiar with bookbinding, but I can tell it must have taken a lot of skill and patience to craft something like this. Do you use jeweler's equipment?
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aleest Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is crazy *.*
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deathtoner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Cool. Also, the melt value of that penny is about 2.13 cents
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hazel-eyez-raine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
pretty!
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clear-empty Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
your story makes me want to travel) likee fairytales
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Then I hope you will travel ^^ :hug: Best way for gathering stories there is!
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My gods, I am amazed. :o It's beautiful.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in my journal. Please let me know if you would like it removed. You can find it here: [link]
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, I appreciate that :rose: :D
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome!
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kittykatklub1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
hahah its so cute how its a real book with the binding and everything!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
^^ Glad you like it ^^
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kittykatklub1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
i love the tinyness :heart:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
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kittykatklub1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
:heart:
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kittykatklub1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
oh and you got featured in *foowahu's journal!
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UrnesAshTree Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Featured: [link]
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the feature :)
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ESG Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haveyou ever thought of submitting these to the Guiness Book of World Records? Tiniest book in the world!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehe, nah, there's actually smaller ones, trust me...but I appreciate the suggestion, thank you ^^
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ESG Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
SMALLER? But how?!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
Hey, I have smaller ones even in my gallery ;) But, the smallest one I heard about is some 0.6 mm big, I think :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh man, that is incredible! Such a fantastic piece of work. So tiny and detailed! Very well done =D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm very glad you like it :D
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome :)
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
These tiny books of yours never cease to astonish me! They're all so beautiful and well done. I love the details of the little moon pendant and the jewel on the cover.
Do you actually sew the signatures together, or are the pages glued?
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
Thank you so much, glad you like it ^^

With this one, signatures are actually sewn, yes...it's saddle stitch method used (silly me, forgot to mention it in comment :roll:). I use fairly equally perfect binding and saddle stitch, sometimes even my own method that is a sort of cross between these, but when it comes to smallest books in my collection, they're mostly saddle stitched, cause (call me crazy ;) ) I just love sewing such small things and I have to make and wax my own thread and everything, from the scratch, which adds a special joy for me ;)
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
That's awesome! I can see why this extra challenge of sewing something so tiny has a lot of appeal! (:
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
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Tiggylumpkins Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Interface Designer
This book obviously has a lot of spiritual meaning. I hope it brings you good fortune!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks...and yeah, it has...maybe more sentimental, than spiritual, but definitely has a lot of meaning :D
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Gullfisk92 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
THIS is tiny! :O
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, yeah, it is :)
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senoritafish Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
What a wonderful wee thing, made even more so by the accompanying story.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow so tiny and fun! I love the detail and I like the design! If you made a second one it would be a fun pair of earrings.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm very glad you like it, thank you so much :) And I agree it would be nice pair of earrings, only I don't have more material, unfortunately, lol.
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
make some with different material?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
You know, I think I might :)
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
neato.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankies :)
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yep! I like your avatar btw.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D

It's "me", from a comic I tried to make a long time ago, now reduced to few drawings scattered in different drawers, jumping out here and there :roll: So I thought why not using it for something useful :)

You know, I definitely like your avatar, too...is it a panther's eye or I'm mistaking?
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jezzabell13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
gorgeous!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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jauncourt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Exquisite!

As a side note: It is a common thing in the US for children to save a penny they find with their birth year on it. I still do this, sometimes, and have put coins from birth years each of my sons' coin banks (each parent, and each child's birth years, a coin for every one). They are supposed to be lucky, or so my six-year-old self would tell you. :)
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
As for penny...I wasn't aware of that, thanks for sharing. This penny is lucky for other reason, but now I'll have to keep my eyes wide open and find one with 1981, too ^^
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BloodyKisses56 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
wow so tiny :)
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
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