Layered Paper Jewelry by Littlefly Literary Jewels

Paper jewelry fashioned from books never fails to attract attention!
striped heart-shaped ring made of carved book pages

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

striped layered book page ring in shades of blue

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.

striped bracelet made of layers of paper in red, yellow, blue and book page text

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.

red, blue, and book text layered paper ring

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.

blue and book page layered paper geometric ring

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

layered paper bracelet made from book pages

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

large, modern geometric necklace made of blue papers giving a striped effect

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

black and red striped book page necklace pendant on black cord with accompanying book from which the layers were cut

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

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. That is amazing Ann, thanks for sharing.

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. That necklace is so striking! How fantastic!

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

  14. 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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