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Friday, July 3rd: Book Bracelet

Book Bracelet

Today is Friday, July 3rd

Rag & Bone Bindery is open for business

(read our post from Wednesday, March 25th for more information about how we're able to remain open for business)

Hello everyone! This Friday we’re capping off the week with a look at a piece of “wearable literature,” originally created by Milan artists Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker, a “bookbracelet” that won the Rijksstudio Award in 2015. The original bracelet held 1400 pages created from 303 etchings and drawings done by the Dutch painter and printmaker, Rembrandt. The tiny pages each feature images of hands and lion paws. While all the pages together create a stylish paper cuff around the model’s wrist, it is still possible to leaf through each individual page and appreciate the detail of Rembrandt’s work. To honor the artists Gais and Duinker, DIY YouTuber Mark Montano created his own version of the “bookbracelet,” as well as a guided tutorial instructing viewers how to make their own. He begins with a strip of leather, onto which he glues each page, side by side, until the whole cuff is filled and finished with a section of adhesive velcro. You can watch his video and create your own “bookbracelet”here!