This NBA Basketball Scrapbook was commissioned as a gift for a professional NBA basketball player.
I cut up a genuine basketball to create the mini mosaic basketball on the cover. That is to say, each segment of the ball was carefully carved to expose just the right amount of black underlayment to mimic the black stripes on a full sized ball. Wire holds the eight ball segments onto the cover, with a total of approximately 40 wires. In addition, all wires are concealed by stitching the wires through the middle cross section of the segments with a wire threaded needle. Indeed a slow process.
The winged basketball design mimics a tattoo on the players arm. Smooth black leather embosses over the handcarved wings.
A-TRAIN is cut from brushed aluminum and wired firmly onto raised letters. The name represents NBA Basketball player Artis Gilmore. Both smooth and suede orange leathers accent the design. Aluminum wire highlights the curved edges twice on the front cover as well as the outer edge of the back cover.
55 lb. tensile strength fabric lines the hinges under the leather and inside the book under the handmade paper cover sheets to provide durable heirloom quality.
The acid-free pages are white and off-white with accents of orange paper, all hand ripped into a curved edge. The NBA Basketball Scrapbook includes handstitched headbands, orange and black thread stitched around leather cords.
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