So what is Rhubarb & Ella all about? Apart from the Rhubarb and the Ella, I mean. Well I suppose THIS is the place where I want to write about things I make and sell. I haven't mentioned the selling bit yet, mainly because I haven't managed how to work out PayPal yet, but all of this is moving towards the unveiling of the Rhubarb & Ella Etsy shop. Never heard of Etsy? It's a shopfront for all things handmade and is fantastic!
This is the first sketchbook I've made for my Etsy shop: 96 sides of beautiful heavy-weight etching paper, suitable for most drawing processes and some watercolour too, hard bound in bookboard lined with blue and silver hand-marbled Italian paper and covered with two-tone black/white bookcloth. Three small, smooth pebbles are held into the front cover with silver wire.
It's one of a series of books, all the same size, all with inclusions in the front covers: moire rose-covered bookcloth with a hand-blown Venetian glass bead; imperial purple bookcloth with a lovely pebble shot through with a narrow ridge of quartz; and eggshell blue moire bookcloth with three pieces of sea-glass held in with woven silver wires.
More to come soon...
5 months ago