Jewelry for Book Lovers

Oct 12, 2012

As any of my friends will tell you, I am a book lover through and through (although they might say that the phrase "crazed book fanatic" is more apt...). I simply can't pass a bookstore without going in, and hardly ever leave without making a purchase. One of my birthday gifts last year was a mug bearing the words "I like big books and I cannot lie". I keep a wish list of books I would someday like to own by adding new titles to my Amazon.com cart as I discover them; my current subtotal is $363.54. You get the point.

Imagine my excitement when I discovered Littlefly Literary Jewels by Jeremy May. Jeremy makes each of his pieces by laminating hundreds of book pages together. After the paper is cut from its binding and laminated together and shaped into a ring, bracelet, or pendant, it is polished to a high gloss and then re-insterted into the excavated cavity in the book before it is shipped out. See a few of Jeremy's incredible designs below, and browse through the rest of them here.

"Sherlock Holmes"
"Vanity Fair"
"A Tail of Two Cities"
"Hamlet"
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Odds are, you know at least a few people who share my enthusiasm for the written word. Skip the gift cards this holiday season and pick out one of these stunningly crafted pieces to give to them!

Have you discovered any other bookish jewelry designs?

Chloe

 


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Ricki Ayer wrote
on Oct 12, 2012 4:06 PM

I am also a book lover, and while I thought that these pieces of jewelry were very interesting, it sort of hurt my book-lover's heart to see those holes in the books!!

Ricki

sandeeart wrote
on Oct 20, 2012 9:27 AM

Chloe - my friends and I make wearable art bracelets, necklace pendants, bookmarks and more from the pages of discarded books to save them from the landfill. Check out our site at www.spellboundbeads.com. With the coming holidays, we'd love to make something extra special for the book-lovers out there! We have many bracelets in stock AND can custom-make from anyone's favorite book in silver, bronze, gold-colored findings or sterling.

Love your blog! Thanks for writing about such interesting topics!

svetlanao wrote
on Oct 21, 2012 1:17 AM

In my opinion, it's barbaric to do this to books. You cannot make jewelry from books! What kind of book lover would accept this 'jewelry' as a gift? Smelts of Hitler...

svetlanao wrote
on Oct 21, 2012 1:18 AM

In my opinion, it's barbaric to do this to books. You cannot make jewelry from books! What kind of book lover would accept this 'jewelry' as a gift? Smelts of Hitler...