Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A book is like a lit torch
A few years ago I was browsing a dusty corner of a local antique shop and was lucky enough to stumble across an antique pamphlet all about the lure of books. Being the voracious reader that I am, my heart skipped a beat when I saw it and I brought it home with me that day. It was torn and stained in many spots and was falling apart, but I was able to salvage many little snippets for use in jewelry and other projects. But this part, the part pictured above, was something I kept for myself. "Sometimes I shall handle a book that is a thunderbolt, and sometimes I shall handle a book that is like a lit torch." This is one of the best sentiments about books I have ever read. Books really are that powerful. I'm hoping to get this sentiment stamped onto a bracelet by Misses Bird, similar to the one below but in oxidized silver and a bit more rough and tumbled looking. I want the cuff to look like it's had quite the life and has a story to tell.