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Stones of Blood by Maylar Stones of Blood by Maylar
Being away from home these days made a delay in submitting this..."Stones of Blood" is the second of mine "old, magic books" inspired series.
Book is 1.8 cm (0.70 inch) high. Covers are especially interesting, as I did a small experiment to make them look like leather (it is actually a specially coated thick cardboard).
Stones are made of painted glass (I bought them transparent and painted them crimson red), to resemble of rubies...original idea was to use real rubies, but frankly, I currently couldn't afford it, so found this to be nice replacement.
Book is gilded by mix of gold and bronze paint, again using my own method, described before.
I'm very sorry my camera doesn't do justice to the engravings on sides...spirals and curves in reality are much more visible than on these photos, but camera has problem catching it *sigh*
Book has 20 blank, "Earl Grey" dyed pages, which were later exposed to close flame (not burned), so ends turned slightly "yellowish-brown" in try to make them look used.
Making this took me almost three days (with on-off periods), as first coat of gilding had to be completely dry before spirals engraving and then I needed to ad a second coat, which had to be dry too before "gems"...well, you get it.
All in all, hope you like it :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that this was featured in #projecteducate's Artisan Crafts Week as one of the most notable examples of artisan crafts. You can read the article here: [link] and feel free to be a part of the Artisan Crafts week, we have lots of activities and a contest planed! :)

Keep up the good work!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm quite late, but thank you very much for the feature, I truly appreciate it! :D And sure, I would like to participate, when my schedule allows...thanks for inviting me! :D
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Don't worry about the time, and you're welcome ^^ And well I hope you'll find the time, good luck :)
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Kaelhiar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really amazing! :omg:
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm so very late, but thank you very much!
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I wonder what it would be about? What kinds of spells, I mean.
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Hei, I featured this and some others of your books in my blog: [link]
Thanks for being a great inspiration! (:
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Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature :) :hug:
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
You are most welcome! (:
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MagpiesTrick Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!
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