Monday, January 31, 2011

Littlefly Literary Jewels

Jewelry fashioned from books never fails to attract attention.


True, that attention is occasionally not of the most flattering type, as some believe cutting apart a still-readable book is a sacrilege.


For those who are fine with the idea of bringing new life to an old tome though, enjoy a look at these handsome art objects made by UK paper artist, Jeremy May of Littlefly Literary Jewels.


Jeremy cuts hundreds of pages from the core of well-read books and laminates them, creating one-of-a-kind rings, necklace pendants, earrings, and bracelets.


Each piece is given a high gloss coating as the finishing touch before it is delivered inside the book... actually within the same cavity from which it originated.


I find it intriguing that text - albeit blurry - is visible in some of the pieces.


Jeremy accepts custom orders... send him a favorite book and he will turn it into an eye-catching/conversation-starter piece of jewelry.


Thanks to Joel Ng, @jocundist, for introducing me to Littlefly Literary Jewels via one of his always interesting tweets.


If you'd like to see more of Jeremy's work, there are many additional pieces in the Littlefly Literary Jewels galleries.

By the way, giveaway winners of the Wizard of Oz iPad app were selected on Friday by the random number generator at mathgoodies.com. Congrats to lizardek and komnatachista, the delighted winners!

And for those of you who are interested in quilling, a blog hop was launched this past weekend. It starts at The Sweet Spot, takes you all around the world, and huzzah!... there are a few giveaways along the way.

18 comments:

Сузана Илић said...

In three words: I love it! Great idea to carry favorite book as jewelry.
Suzana

Lana said...

the idea is very fresh an dunusual, but i think it is wierd to wear

SUGANTHI said...

I am so impressed with these jewels .The jewels fit inside the cavity, that is how cleverly it is cut.The necklace is really impressive.

Maureen said...

Amazing and beautiful work! Ann, you find the best, always.

Cards by Cheryl said...

I like anything made from pages of a book...these pieces are very impressive. Amazing how clean the cut is and you can't tell where it started.

Meg said...

Wow, these are really impressive! As usual Ann you've shown amazing paper eye candy. Thanks.

Mannayah said...

I wish I could do something as amazing as this
thanks Ann .. you always bring us the strangest and most amazing things :)

chillin with Quillin said...

really different, its amazing!
Paula

ArtfulLee Designed said...

That is amazing Ann, thanks for sharing.
Lee:)

Sandy D said...

Wow, Ann! Thanks for the shout-out. It was a great quill-filled weekend. Your paper finds never cease to amaze me.

Ann said...

those are fascinating. I can't see actually wearing a ring like one of those but they are very intriguing

Patty Ann said...

This jewelry is amazing!

Yuenie said...

Wow, this is amazing.

Jackie Njeri said...

wow, this is very unique. I see myself wearing the last one. Thanks for sharing with us such awesome finds Ann and for mentioning the quilling hop, it was fun!

folderol said...

That necklace is so striking! How fantastic!

Hannah Nunn said...

Ah delightful!

Linda &The PaperPhines said...

An inspiring and great papery treasure you found there - thanks a lot for sharing it with us!

Boots & Barefeet said...

Those are wonderful! I can't seem to figure out how in some of the pieces the pages are colored, it seems? Wonderful, really.

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