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Bookish owl earrings January 27, 2011

Filed under: Jewelry,Uncategorized — Kim @ 4:15 pm

Want! How cute are these earrings? I love owls! The earrings are handmade from old books and newspapers and they look lovely bookish. (There is also a necklace and brooch available.)

 

Bookish Etsy June 6, 2009

Filed under: Art,DIY,Gifts,Jewelry — Kim @ 1:17 am

Browsing the web in hopes to find some cool bookish gadgets for you, I stumbled on the website Etsy.com. On this website you can buy and sell things that are handmade. Of course there are people on there that make fantastic bookish things. Below I will state some of the things I found. I do not know how long the products will be on there, so do forgive me when a link dies in the future.

Take this paperweight for instance. (Click here to go to the Etsy page.) Click on ‘more’ to see more of my finds…

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Wish list material October 30, 2007

Filed under: Clothing,Gifts,Handy,Jewelry — Kim @ 4:01 pm

I just learned about this great American gift store, Signals. With the holidays coming up, this might be of use to you. Either to seek out a gift for somebody, or to add a thing or two to your own wish list. Signals sells, amongst other stuff, great bookish products and gadgets. If you have their catalog at home, get seated and drool over pages 32 trough 35. If you do not have it at home, click on the page numbers to see the catalog online: 32, 33, 34, 35. Or click here to order the physical catalog.

Thanks to Arlen for e-mailing me about this!

 

Special bookish jewelry June 7, 2007

Filed under: Art,Jewelry — Kim @ 11:35 pm

A regular reader, Jane Fan, wrote about the following website in the comments of the bookish china. Since I do not want it to escape you attention, I decided to write this post about it. The website has some fantastic bookish jewelry on it. The necklaces are made from different materials like bottle caps, domino stones and optical lenses. The artist, Tiffini Elektra, gives them beautiful images. Some of them are bookish.

She also makes other kinds of jewelry like rings and earrings. I would love to wear some of her pieces. Especially the bookish ones, of course. You can see her artwork here.

 

Bookish artists May 16, 2007

Filed under: Art,DIY,Gifts,Jewelry — Kim @ 7:43 pm

The American couple Peter and Donna Thomas seem to have a passion for books. These artists create all sorts of bookish art. I love their miniature books and the jewelry! They also make ukulele books. To find out what those are, you can visit their website. You can learn more about them and the beautiful things they make by clicking here.

book pin

 

DIY Book necklace April 26, 2007

Filed under: Art,DIY,Jewelry — Kim @ 9:57 pm

A nice thing to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon: make your own book necklace. (Also a nice idea for my contest!) I found a website that instructs you how to make your own necklace from origami paper. It was on television first. Karen Thomas showed how to make them. She has a very nice website with all sorts of origami books. You can see them here and get inspired.

Back to the instructions. You are taught how to make the book first, which could be fun by itself. At the end they tell you how to make a necklace for it. The pictures are too small and are poor quality when enlarged, so good luck! You can find the how-to manual here.

Origami book

 

NY library shop April 22, 2007

Filed under: Books all sorts,Gifts,Jewelry — Kim @ 10:19 pm

In the past I have posted a thing or two from this shop. But the shop of the New York public library has so many wonderful goodies, I wanted to share the site with you (again). What to think of this beautiful typewriter watch, or these facsimile limited editions? Do not forget the reading corner of the shop, to be found here. You can find some nice reading gadgets here!

Thanks to Judith for the lead.

 

Story teller jewelry April 17, 2007

Filed under: Jewelry — Kim @ 10:12 pm

This website has some fantastic jewelry. At least, that’s what I think. They make some beautiful jewelry featuring books. The pieces either come as a necklace or a pin. Each piece has a original story inside. Therefore the makers call it: ”Jewelry you can read”. Seems like a perfect combination to me!

There are 26 different stories available and different styles of books. Since I am a fan of silver, I love their silver books. And that is an understatement. You can find out more here.

Thanks to Sarah for the link.

 

Story teller jewelry

 

Book bracelet April 3, 2007

Filed under: Jewelry — Kim @ 7:22 pm

There are bracelets and bracelets. This one is something else. I absolutely love it. It is handmade and it looks very romantic. Since I love lace and the bracelet has a little book on it, I am sold. I can see myself wearing it this summer with a pink top and some jeans. You can learn more about it, and see some more pictures, here.

Book bracelet

 

Bookish jewellery March 26, 2007

Filed under: Jewelry — Kim @ 7:47 pm

I love jewellery depicting books. Sadly there is not too much around. Luckily, Sarah brought these to my attention. She had a bookish themed wedding last year, since she and her husband like to read. She wrote to me that she gave these necklaces to her bridesmaids. What a great idea! She also gave me a link to these earrings.

Necklace

Then, something strange happened. As you probably know, I am getting married this year. And pretty soon too! On 25. May, I will say “I do”. My fiancé and I decided on a wedding cake that looks like a stack of books. In her e-mail, Sarah put a link to a photo of her wedding cake. Guess what? It is almost exactly the same as the cake we would like to have. Beneath you’ll see a picture of Sarah’s cake, isn’t it utterly fantastic?!

 Sarah’s cake

 

 
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