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Christine Cox
Since 1999


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Turn any book into a box

Gallery of Christine Cox's older work

Bookbinding Crossword Puzzle

The Structure of the Artist's Book

Wooden Book with PMC and Glass Inlay
By Christine Cox

15th Century Full Leather Binding

Photos of a model made by Christine Cox

Book Furnishings
Drawings and notes about ancient metal book furnishings.





Hints from a Book Artist

36 Tips and Tricks

Enamel Technic class photos

An Interview with: Christine Cox
By Kathy Wasilewski of ISABA
Metalsmithing for the Altered Book Artist

How to Make a Mountain Book
Up to 5 layers on this book's cover make it a study in perspective. Instructions by Sally Monahan

The Workhorse Journal
By Christine Cox
Are my journals beautiful? Not exactly, but they corral my lists, my observations, my ideas, my experiments and all the other little details that make my life so rich.

Recipe Card Book
By Suzanne Stalder-Mansur
Suzanne Stalder-Mansur shares photos and excellent step-by-step instructions for making a fantastic Recipe Card Book. The covers are made from book board painted with Modern Options! The books are really beautiful, as all of Suzanne's work is.

Binding a Metal Book with Coptic Stitch
By Christine Cox
Ever wonder how to sew a book together if it isn't a material appropriate for casing in? Enter the wonderful and versatile Coptic stitch.

Class Swap Photos
A group of ladies in one of my classes decided to make books for each other. See the photos.