March 28, 2012

Beyond the Shelf - Littlefly

Let's talk jewelry. Let's talk books. Let's talk bookish jewelry. I'm pretty sure some of you might have already seen one of Jeremy May's creations somewhere on the web. I think my first encounter with his work was on theBERRY, but pictures of his jewelry have also been shared by fellow bloggers every now and then.

It all starts with paper. Jeremy is capturing the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. Littlefly paper jewelry is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is first taken from a book, and the jewelry then re-inserted in the excavated space. Text and images pass all the way though the object, only exposed at the surfaces – giving a glimpse of the book within. Each piece is impossible to replicate, and is unique to the wearer. Talk about unique OOAK gifts for book lovers.

On his website, UK based Jeremy shows off his work, some of which has already been sold, other pieces still available. If you have a favorite book that you want to carry with you always, be it as a ring, a necklace, a bangle or earrings, simply contact Jeremy to discuss the requirements for your individual piece of bookish jewelry.

Do I own one of his pieces? Nope. But hey, a girl can dream!

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