How do you make jewelry out of books?

We laser cut and etch each piece ourselves. We use hardcover books and cut directly through the cover to “mine” our pieces. The final product has also been coated with layers of clear acrylic for protection.

Laser cutters are computer operated, which allows us to get quite a bit of detail. As every book is slightly different, and reacts differently to the laser, the jewelry that comes from each book is often one of a kind.

Some pieces require etching to create the design. You can feel the slight difference in depth where the colors change. Pieces like the Anatomical Heart Pin were cut from books with a plain solid-red cover, and then the design was etched into it. Other pieces reveal illustrations or text from the original book’s cover. We also often use book pages, sheet music, atlas pages, and comic book pages to add color and pattern to our pieces.


How do I care for the jewelry?

Each piece should be handled with care, especially when in the hands of anyone below the age of 10.

If your piece becomes dirty, feel free to wipe it off with a damp sponge. Make sure that as much water as possible has been squeezed out before applying it to the item in question. The jewelry is water resistant, but not waterproof!

If your piece gets wet- don’t worry! Try to touch it as little as possible while it is wet. Let it air-dry, and it should be back to normal in a day or two!


Where do the books come from?

We discover our books at thrift stores, garage sales, and library sales. Our goal is to use books that are unwanted, irrelevant, or falling apart. If we find any beautiful old vintage books, we only use them if they are significantly damaged already.


What is your Return Policy?

We offer exchanges or store credit within 14 days of purchase on any items that arrive damaged.


How do I order for my store?

We love our stockists! For more information about terms and conditions, minimums, lead time, and more, contact us at info@madefrombooks.org.