This is one of those great, epic book presses so I had to show it off. It is a lease from my boss and her mother, whose it was originally. Thanks for starting me off in style on my book making adventures! So beautiful!
I am Crystal, a name which often implies clarity, transparency, and light. Based in Ancient Greek, my name comes from a term, krustallos, which means congealed through freezing. Interestingly, crystals are formed through a process of crystallization, where liquids become ice; this requires a good amount of freezing. However, I am not as simple as that. My world is no where near transparent or clear. It is hazy, dark, cold, hard, and yes, incredibly blurry.