Sunday, July 15, 2018

A gathering of small silver-plated book earrings

©2018 Barry Smith - Looking down on the gathering of tiny metal books (1.8cm high and 1.2cm wide)
During the week I managed to get the stash of 13 pairs of  silver-plated tiny riveted metal books made for the book earrings. The earwires were added - so presto we have earrings. I added earring clips to two pair and turned one pair into a pendant as not all folk have pierced ears and not all folk wear earrings.

The metal books needed to be made and riveted in left and right configurations and the metal need to match so I had to keep them in small containers right through the process. Made from offcuts of silver-plated brass - formerly small trays and placemats.

©2018 Barry Smith - Twelve of the books riveted but not opened
©2018 Barry Smith - Thirteen pairs of books ground, polished and opened
The outcome however was worth it as you can see from the photos below.

©2018 Barry Smith - Tiny metal book earrings (content joy & wonder)
©2018 Barry Smith - Clip on earrings
©2018 Barry Smith Tiny metal book pendant
©2018 Barry Smith - Twelve pair of tiny metal book earrings
I think the members of the Celebration of Books Maleny team might like their gifts.


  1. These are beautiful and such a lovely idea. You do such nice things Barry. Sorry we didn't manage to catch up. The weather was stunning while we were there, frosty here windy but warming. Not like Qld.

  2. great job on these wee books, Barry.


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