Oakland 2014: Old books into delicate christmas ornaments

laser cut paper ornament

 

laser cut paper ornamentI like to use hardcover books to make my tool kits. That leave me with the guts of books. Most of which have a great aged patina. I just didn’t have the heart to toss them in the recycling bin. The book guts stacked up but even so I hung on to those suckers through 2 moves and one flood.I just knew there was a project crying out for 30 year old typography and illustration. That new life could be had for those reader’s digests. And I was right… I have laser cut the individual pages and sewn them together with organza ribbon to create these delicate 3D christmas ornaments.

The Oakland theme celebrates the last half year I have spent as an official Oakland resident as well as my new Oakland based studio at American Steel Studios.

These ornaments are available at the American Steel Gift and Craft Fair, December 5th, 6th, and 7th or on my etsy shop.laser cut paper ornament laser cut paper ornament