Fussy Old Books Pressed Into Glamorous Jewels: Littlefly Jewelry

Images: Littlefly Jewelry

Forget what the glossy magazines say -- even bookworms have their own sense of irrepressible style. That's what British designer Jeremy May seems to be hinting with his lovely, handcrafted jewelry pieces made from the laminated pages of recycled books. Each holds a trace of their unique literary pedigree, which is impossible to replicate.

According to May, "Paper is many things: a carrier of text, illustration, history and emotion," but it's the sensitive crafting process and presentation that makes this collection of "literary jewels" so special:

Littlefly jewellery is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space.

The beauty of the jewels extends within the piece: text and images pass all the way though the object, only exposed at the surfaces - giving a tantalising glimpse of the book within.



It's amazing how the yielding, pliable pages of a book can become sizable and wearable pieces, confident with their own intelligent glamor. For more funky earrings, rings and pendants, book lovers and their ilk can head on over to the Littlefly site.

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