From Books to Jewelry
If I were a jewelry wearer, I would wear something like this. Imagine taking a copy of your favorite book and turning into a wearable piece of art. I think that's pretty cool. Gaudy, yes, but still cool.
You know, maybe I'll get my nose pierced so I can put one of those big bone-like things through it, but it'll actually be from a copy of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Oh, the amusing irony!
Littlefly is a UK company and this is their story:
Paper is many things: a carrier of text, illustration, history and emotion.
Jeremy May has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. 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.
Each piece is impossible to replicate, and is unique to the wearer. 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.
Check them out at Littlefly.