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As featured on the front page of Etsy 4/6/12! These earrings are made with 3/4" glass domes, set in aged brass or shiny silver, under which is featured Dewey Decimal numbers from vintage library catalog cards. I will select the numbers for you, and will include the cards the numbers were cut from so you know what books you're "wearing." Very cool gift for the librarian, bibliophile, or geek in your life! Awesome gifts for new graduates of MLS and MLIS programs!

The numbers you receive will be different from the ones pictured here, and will come from books about LIBRARIES AND/OR LIBRARIANS. Just note if you want SILVER OR BRASS from the drop down selection. If you want a different subject, or don't care which subject you get, check out all subjects and ready to ship earrings here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/writtennerd?section_id=10911760

I use a water resistant epoxy, but since one element of these earrings is paper, you should remove them before bathing or swimming.

FYI - your pair will differ from this but for the curious, the 810.9 is a book of American Literary Masters, and the 299.16 from a book on Celtic Folklore. These earrings are also available in silver - if you'd prefer a silver metal, check out our other listings!

Don't have pierced ears? I now offer clip on versions of these earrings!

LIBRARIES - Dewey Decimal Vintage Card Catalog Brass or Silver Lever Back Earrings LAST PAIR


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper settings, glass, epoxy, vintage library card
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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