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Book of Earendil

By LuthienThye
Long before his birth, the coming of Earendil has been foreseen by the Eldar. They knew that a great seafearer was to be born and his task was to make the one important voyage to the Ancient West to seek the aid of the Valar in the most desperate of times to safe his land from the wrath of Morgoth.

If captain logs and documentations of voyages exist in those times, I would like to think that this journal would have been the very journal that Earendil would have used to record his journeys and explorations.

This is a mixed media handbound journal. The artwork on the front cover combines acrylics, ink and spray paint, a variety of brass and copper components including vintage clock gears and a beautiful piece of striated denim jasper. The needle like feature resembling a compass needle is handformed brass wire augmented by fire and the arrowhead is painted epoxy clay. The page marker is made up of a brass chain and ends with a handformed elven motif. The artwork is then aged and distressed. The covers are finished with several coats of varnish to protect the artwork.

Size : 6 x 7 inches Covers, 5 x 6.75 inches Inside
Pages : Brown Craft 120g paper, 224 pages counted both sides
Covers : Mdf
Spine : Leather/Denim, medium-soft
Thread : Beige Nylon
Style : Single Long Stitch

*This journal comes in a sturdy and beautifully made box.


find this and other items in my etsy : [link]
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Date Taken
Jun 26, 2011, 1:14:15 PM
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FinalAscension's avatar
Is the centerpiece made of polymer clay?
LuthienThye's avatar
no it isn't :) Those are pieces of hardware fused together.
mithrialxx's avatar
Lovely magical work. Especially with the myth of Earendil.  
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thank you very much :)
fixer11's avatar
Awesome work!
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vianobbia's avatar
This is just amazing ... marvelous work
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213's avatar
Beautifully done! I like the little details like the weathered effects on the cover and the elaborate designs in the corners. ^_^
Is there a proper term for those corner designs? In some pictures of antique books, I see metal versions of them on all four corners of the front cover (and maybe the back cover too), but they're not exactly corner protectors. It's a bit difficult to look up the term. ^^;
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thank you :)
I simply call them book corners. Tho the ones I used were not for books but for jewelry making.
Goldham92's avatar
this is awesome :clap: :)
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you are welcome :)
Captain-Savvy's avatar
This leaves me speechless!
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My-Sword-is-Bigger's avatar
This is unbelievably beautiful.
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thank you very much!
forest-of-fire's avatar
that's the most fabulous book ever.
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:) thank you very much!
Starfish2o's avatar
Bluuururrrghggh!! -keeps adding wish list- xD
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