Tag Archives: Necklace

Literary Paraphernalia: Shakespeare Bling

Did I use bling right? I’m pretty sure I did. Today we’re continuing our Shakespeare-themed Literature Paraphernalia posts with some cool Shakespeare jewelry. If you love The Bard of Avon, you’ll love these shiny trinkets as well.

Henry VI Quote Necklace

This necklace is not only beautiful, but also charming.

Shakespeare Charm Bracelet

Did I say the last item was charming? I meant this bracelet was charming.

Wax Seal Necklace: Shakespeare’s Profile

This necklace would look great paired with a cute sweater or rocking it with a bodice at a Renaissance Faire.

Upcycled Shakespeare Paper Beads Cuff

Who knew that paper could look so good when not in book form?

Literary Paraphernalia: Necklaces That Look Like Books

When I chose the theme of this week’s literary paraphernalia—necklaces that look like books—I was reminded of those memes of the host of Pimp My Ride. Book lovers showing their love of books with a necklace that looks like books. Books on books on books.

But in all seriousness, Etsy is a place for vintage finds and some beautiful, handcrafted pieces from shop owners with a very eclectic range of tastes—and we’re just lucky books are one of them.

1940s Gold Locket Book with Engraved Flowers

Jane Austen Book Charm Necklace

Mini Brown Leather Book Necklace with Rose

Silver Flower Book Necklace with Turquoise

Book Necklace with Vintage Book Pages

Polka Dot Book Locket

Literary Paraphernalia: 10 Necklaces for Word Lovers

Generally speaking, I try to find some clever way of introducing these Literary Paraphernalia posts, but the truth is, it’s just me, plugging away all of the literary stuff I wish I wasn’t too broke to purchase. But I’m okay with that. In truth, there’s something cathartic about putting it down. It helps me get it out of my system. And there’s always the off chance that my boyfriend happens to come across a post (yes, Chris, I would like ALL the jewelry) and decides to surprise me. A girl can hope, right?

In reality, it’s more likely that a friend comes in to class, waving her newly-bangled arm in my face and thanking me for introducing her to the literary Etsy shop that sold it to her—a page from a book glued to its surface. Hi Missy.

This week, I happened to stumble across a necklace, the words “I am I am I am” dangling from the chain—the same words I plan on getting tattooed on my skin one day. The words come from Sylvia Plath’s book, The Bell Jar, and while they may mean something different to each person who reads them, their rhythm closely resembles that of a heart beat. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.”

And that, my friends, was the inspiration for this week’s post—the Plath necklace being the first item.

“I am I am I am” Necklace

“The Great Oz” Key-Pendant Necklace

The Hobbit Necklace

“Down the Rabbit Hole” Necklace

Literary Paraphernalia: 10 Pieces of Bookish Jewelry

As a woman, it’s easy enough to walk in the closest Forever 21 and purchase some cute jewelry. But you can be sure that thousands of others will be wearing the same cheap ring, and the quality is usually poor. Etsy is a great place for unique finds, including the ones we’ve included below.

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This solid brass plaque has been set atop a leather wrap cuff. The quote? Well, friends, if you don’t know where the phrase comes from I solemnly swear that I do not trust you.

 

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This is an adorable necklace with a picture of a young girl reading a book (with her cat and rabbit—so basically a normal day for all of us). The illustration was taken from a vintage children’s book.

 

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These earrings were upcycled—created from a vintage newsprint Krispy Kan cookie tin. The edges have been smoothed, so you can safely show off your love of words.

 

Literary Paraphernalia: 10 Items to Get You Drunk

This week’s Literary Paraphernalia is dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day. Or, as we Americans like to call it, the day we feel justified to get wasted. As book lovers, why not combine our love for literature and booze? Sounds great to me. Below are ten items to get you drunk (or just, you know, remind you that you should be). St. Patrick’s day is around the corner, so you have just enough time to pick up some of this literary loot.

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Literary Paraphernalia: 10 Valentine’s Gifts for (Book) Lovers

Valentine’s Day is eight days away. If you’re still looking for a gift for your sweet, then this is the list for you (well—if your Valentine is a book lover, that is).

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This message-in-a-bottle necklace has a love poem inside it. Specifically, E.E. Cumming: “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in / my heart)i am never without it.” You can also request a custom order and create your own love message.

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We love Mr. Darcy and this mug. Ladies, maybe if we drink from this cup every morning he’ll magically appear before us? A girl can dream.

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If you love words, then these quotation mark earrings are for you.

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Most of the country is still experiencing freezing temperatures. Wrap your loved one in the warmth of your love (yeah—that just happened). The scarf comes in several different colors.

Literary Paraphernalia: All The Things I Want for Christmas

I’m going to be clear and straightforward with this blog post – this isn’t a gift list for other people, this isn’t a list of neat book things, this list is specifically things I want this holiday season. Why? Because I can. And they are all book related. And you might want some of these too.

Early on in the blog, I made a post about my friend Kaylee’s shop on Etsy.Com featuring tons of nerd gear in the form of buttons, thongs, notebooks, and t-shirts. Her stuff is still up and she’s always adding new awesome things that I want to own to her shop.

Like her thongs:

I can think of no better quote from Harry Potter to put on a pair of panties.
Ahem, his name is Jamie.

Or some of her buttons:

This is why I have a piano. Now I just need the cat.
Among other lifelong habits.

All The Things I Want for Christmas

I’m going to be clear and straightforward with this blog post – this isn’t a gift list for other people, this isn’t a list of neat book things, this list is specifically things I want this holiday season. Why? Because I can. And they are all book related. And you might want some of these too.

Early on in the blog, I made a post about my friend Kaylee’s shop on Etsy.Com featuring tons of nerd gear in the form of buttons, thongs, notebooks, and t-shirts. Her stuff is still up and she’s always adding new awesome things that I want to own to her shop.

Like her thongs:

I can think of no better quote from Harry Potter to put on a pair of panties.
Ahem, his name is Jamie.

Or some of her buttons:

This is why I have a piano. Now I just need the cat.
Among other lifelong habits.