Friday, May 10, 2019

Private task - a stack of small precious books

©2019 Barry Smith - Ten unopened powerful and precious small silver-plated copper books
Yesterday and today I grab time to make a stack (10) small silver-plated copper books. The words have not been revealed because it is a private and personal job. The only task left is to open the books so the wording can be revealed and read by the future owners.

The photos below share some of the process involved in making these wee books - 40mm high by 30mm wide and deep.

©2019 Barry Smith - One worn and discarded silver-plated serving tray marked up to produce 30 rectangles of silver-plated copper
©2019 Barry Smith - Fronts, backs and centre leaves sorted into piles
©2019 Barry Smith - Gorgeous silver-plated copper chips for future smelting hopefully in a couple of weeks
©2019 Barry Smith - Right justified so the text can be more easily read when the books are opened
©2019 Barry Smith - Tiny rivets - though I have now run out of the best size for riveting three sheets pf metal together
©2019 Barry Smith - Ten small books on the rust table before heading over to the grinding bench
©2019 Barry Smith - Stacks of books before grinding
©2019 Barry Smith - Stacks of books before grinding - I love the contrast of the silver-plate and the rust of the rust table - later afternoon sun creates highlights
A grand way to end a Friday - all but completing a powerful stack of small precious books.


  1. such beautiful photographs of your precious books!

  2. Exquisite! These are precious. Was visiting with Liz Ackert (I'm Going To Texas blog) last week. She showed me some of the treasures which you made. Blessings.


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