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Treasure Island bookpurse Clutch or Handbag - Upcycled Decadence Pirate Book purse -

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This Decadence Book Purse is made from a leather-bound copy of “Seven Novels" by Robert Louis Stevenson. The stories in this book include Treasure Island, Prince Otto, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, and David Balfour. I usually use discarded vintage books, but this book was so beautiful, it was just begging to become a purse, but book lovers do not worry. The book’s interior pages remain intact so it can read and enjoyed.

The brown leather cover has an embossed, beautiful illustration of a pirate's treasure map from the novel. The interior is lined with coordinating cotton fabric. I've added beautiful, embossed, metal corners to this purse for added appeal and durability.

This wonderfully unique purse has an inside pocket that is the perfect size for a slim cell phone or your ID or other cards. The purse also has magnetic snap closure to keep your purse closed and your things safe. The spine of this book has been widened and twice reinforced to stand up to daily use, so throw in more than just a lipstick and a cell phone. With Decadence Book Purses, one does not have to sacrifice function for style.

While Decadence Book Purses are not fragile, and are certainly more durable than the original books they are made from, care should be taken with them. If you treat your Decadence Book Purse like you would treat a treasured old book, you will be able to enjoy it for years and years to come.

The dimensions of the purse are approximately 9.25" long, 6" tall, and the spine is 2.5" wide.
The comfortable, leather-like handles measure approximately 7.5" wide and 7" tall. The handles have been salvaged from a discarded handbag, but rest assured they are in great condition!.
When not in use, the handles may be folded inside the purse and you can store it on a bookcase just like a real book.

I take great pride in everything I make. The details are what makes each item special. If I don't love what I make enough to make me want to keep it, then its not good enough to sell. Please be assured that you will not be getting some "homemade piece of junk". The main theme of my store is upcycling, vintage and used items, but I buy and use only the best quality adhesives and materials on those items I am upcycling to ensure durability and quality.

This is a fun, "green", unique way to accessorize. This purse would make the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life, or get one for yourself and be the envy or all your friends.

I can also include the inside pages of this book, if you'd like. Contact me before you purchase it and I will need to add another $5 to cover some minor rebinding and the extra shipping charges.

If you have any questions or are interested in a custom order please contact me. I have LOTS of other books, and fabrics of all different colors and styles. Thanks for looking :)

Treasure Island bookpurse Clutch or Handbag - Upcycled Decadence Pirate Book purse -


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: book, magnetic snap, fabric, purse handles
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
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