Today we have a pair of earrings. These are actual, complete books, each with two signatures and a total of 20 pages of white text paper (40 pages counting both sides). They are stitched with waxed linen thread, just like my larger books. Then they are hung from hand-made copper earwires.
I first tried making these out of a soft calfskin but it was simply too soft to hold its shape. I had to take them apart and start over with a stiffer leather. I used the softer leather to cut the thongs that wrap around and close these tiny books. Working this tiny can be really fussy and annoying. Things don't want to hang right. Surprisingly, these two little things took almost as long to make as if they were regular sized books. So I'm counting them as two books (to help me catch up).
Hey, it's my challenge and I make the rules. Two earrings, two books. Right? Right!