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August 31, 2010

Jewelry made from books

If you're the type who likes their jewelry dramatic, Jeremy May's pieces will definitely make a statement. And that statement will be legible. You see, May makes a single piece of jewelry from hundreds of pages of a book, laminating the pages in such a way that the words peek out at you from the ring, bracelet or necklace you're wearing.

According to the littlefly website, each "literary jewel" that the British artist creates is completely unique -- and he will create jewelry for you from your own book.

"Jeremy May has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. Littlefly jewelry 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 jewelry re-inserted in the excavated space."

In fact, May got his start by creating a gift for his wife out of her favorite book. Talk about a creative paper anniversary! So whether you're going for romantic or bold, check out littlefly's rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Posted by Nancy Knight at 10:30 AM | | Comments (7)


So I guess if you want your jewelry to literally express your uniqueness, then you should hand this jewelry designer your autobiography.

Littlefly jewelry is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss.

After reading this article I just couldn't believe jewelry made out of paper books.
So i visited the website ( and thank you for giving a link ) and saw some very unique and interesting jewelry that I would also like to share with my social network of friends.

I notice that the books of Glenn Beck and the ones that he recommends have a very high jewelry potential and their covers are really colorful and glossy for reduction into the tiniest bits.

I just visited the website, and I must say that the jewelries made of paper are awesome.

each literary jewel is unique and desined by artists. they are really very creative. it contians more inner beauty and will give people a surprise. i hope i can appreaciate them.

They are just amazing. I checked the website and really liked the jewelry.

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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