Jeremy May of LITTLEFLY has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. He makes jewelry out of books by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together. 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. Every thought about turning your favorite book into a ring?
Very cool tina! Love books… love jewelry.
Aug 27th, 2010 / 3:10 pm
Very cool idea, but wouldn’t this ruin the supposedly favorite book?
Aug 27th, 2010 / 3:11 pm
You made a hole in me and left with a discovery~
Aug 29th, 2010 / 5:37 pm
Oh wow, this is amazing!
Aug 30th, 2010 / 9:22 am
beautiful! love it!
Aug 30th, 2010 / 12:28 pm
That’s absolutely amazing.
Aug 30th, 2010 / 4:28 pm
This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. We can’t get books into the hands of children but we can turn them into overpriced finger jewelery? Fantastic. We’re doomed.
Aug 30th, 2010 / 6:15 pm
I think it’s beautiful. Tino, you’re allowed to have an opinion but you don”t have to be so rude about it. It’s not his fault parents today allow their kids to play video games and have cell phones instead of telling them to read.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 12:39 am
Yeah, maybe some kids should read instead of playing x-box, and maybe not everyone has the same kind of access to literature that you have that apparently gives you license to turn it into jewelery without a second thought.
Rude? What about the thousands of schools and libraries across the country that can’t afford new books, whether textbooks or literary classics? But who cares? Joe Hipster can give his girlfriend The Grapes of Wrath as a promise ring. That might be a bit rude, right? In fact, it’s the utter definition of out-of-touch waste.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 2:19 am
I kind of have to agree with Tino. Books really are valuable in this day and age, more so than ever.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 7:13 am
They are, I love books more than most people, trust me. I’ve read thousands of them and I appreciate them so much. I even hate the nook/kindle things because it takes the joy out of holding books. I just think that this guy worked really hard on this piece of jewelry and while I’ll never buy one, I appreciate his hard work. That’s all I’m saying.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 10:20 am
I’m with you, ladies. I appreciate the idea, but maybe it’s because I love my books so much…this makes me a little sad. A hole in your someone’s story :(
What would be interesting, however, would be the artist taking books damaged beyond repair or legibility and making THOSE into jewelry. To me, that would be much more valuable. The story gets a continues with its “second-life” of sorts…
Aug 31st, 2010 / 11:12 am
I agree with Jill. My first thought upon seeing this was, “Oh wow, I know who this would be perfect for!” and my second thought, “Oh dear, we’d be making a hole in her favorite book.”
I think making the rings out of damaged books is a wonderful idea. Tino, what might be even better is a collaboration of sorts; for every purchase of a ring made from a damaged book, a donation would be made to a fund that buys books for people who are less fortunate, or libraries in need. :)
But then again, I feel that’s a conversation for a different blog…
Either way, the rings truly are unique and remarkable, and I adore the idea of carrying with me a small trinket representing the book I dearly love.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 12:34 pm
:O You sell these? I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE. Amazing. Please let me know <3 Brilliant.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 5:55 pm
Thank you ladies for your rational response, I am glad we were able to understand one another. Jill and Millie, those are wonderful ideas that can make everyone involved happy.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 8:42 pm
I see nothing wrong with giving new life to a old book and re-purposing it. I think it becomes a conversation piece that will lead to a discussion about books…that can’t be bad. I love books, I love reading, my young daughter loves books and reading and I would certainly love to have one of these works of art.
Sep 1st, 2010 / 8:05 pm
Hello. I think this idea is extroardinarily original. How would we go about purchasing one? =] Haha
Sep 5th, 2010 / 9:55 pm