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Keyrings are back

After many requests for new keyrings this year, I have managed to make some lovely little notebook keyrings. The embossed copper on the front, I have had for a while. I acquired a large roll of it some time ago and over time it has begun to tarnish and age. It’s lovely to work with, but I would be after any tips on speeding up the ageing process for future projects.

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Long time no see

Well it’s certainly been a while since I updated my blog, almost two years in fact. It’s been an eventful two years, new job, new home, new family…but I have missed my little book creations. I plan to spend some time each week making at least one new item, or researching new techniques. It’s going to be fun, so watch this space.

Note books

I have been working with a new method of binding lately, I can’t seem to find the official term for this binding yet, but will let you know when I do, or you will let me know. I bought myself one of those super staplers that can staple hundreds of sheets of paper together at once and its amazing! For a practical application the book needs to be not too small, and the fold in the cover allows both the front and rear covers to fold back completely flat.

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Carved Alphabet

I have been working on an alphabet for a while now. I buy these sets ofcarving

erasers from a local pound shop. You get 12 for £1.00 so it’s great for making mistakes and practicing carving skills. I normally carve out a word that I need for a certain project, such as the title of my zine ‘Noodle’. Also the odd word out of large letters. But I wanted an alphabet that would suit many different pieces of work that I have. I chose a simple but slightly chunky serif font and currently I am half way through having completed 13 letters so far. I used the first four letters in the title of the menu for my friends dinner as shown in the previous post. Im thinking of creating my own font out of scanned in versions of the stamps. Will have to do some more research first, and carve out at least two other typefaces.

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