A Claddagh, hand folded in to the pages of a book.
I've always loved claddagh rings, and been fascinated with different artist's and jeweller's versions of this ancient Irish token. There are lots of superstitions pertaining to how one wears a claddagh, and variations of the sentiment that goes with it. I've always known it as "With these hands I give you my heart, and with my love I crown thee", but I'd suspect every Irish family has its own nuances to the sentiment ♥
Created by carefully hand folding the pages of a preowned or vintage book.
Photos shown are of past pieces, most of which have gone to their new forever homes. I create this art within the pages of pre-owned & vintage books, therefore each item is unique and exact colours and final appearances naturally vary from book to book.