BookPurses

Fictional Alterations

Brazoria, Texas · 395 Sales

BookPurses

Fictional Alterations

Brazoria, Texas 395 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(123)

Announcement   ** I'm no longer taking custom Holiday orders this season, I'm going to have just enough time to finish my current orders. Thank you for your interest in my shop and I hope you come back for your custom purse after the holidays. :) **

Show off your favorite book everywhere you go! * If you don't see what you want, request a custom item. * I can turn your favorite book into your favorite accessory. * It's the perfect gift for any book lover! You are buying a book but getting so much more!
You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. I do charge sales tax to Texas residents.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

** I'm no longer taking custom Holiday orders this season, I'm going to have just enough time to finish my current orders. Thank you for your interest in my shop and I hope you come back for your custom purse after the holidays. :) **

Show off your favorite book everywhere you go! * If you don't see what you want, request a custom item. * I can turn your favorite book into your favorite accessory. * It's the perfect gift for any book lover! You are buying a book but getting so much more!
You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. I do charge sales tax to Texas residents.

Kim Duncan

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Kim Duncan

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(123)
SnakeandSquirrel

SnakeandSquirrel on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amber color is especially lovely, item better than depicted. I purchased multiple purse hooks and received my full order in a timely manner. So glad I found these before the holiday rush.

SnakeandSquirrel

SnakeandSquirrel on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item as described. I purchased multiple purse hooks and received my full order in a timely manner. Happy buyer.

SnakeandSquirrel

SnakeandSquirrel on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item as described. I purchased multiple purse hooks and received my full order in a timely manner. The perfect secret santa gift or stocking stuffer.

Sarah S

Sarah S on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

everything about the purse is awesome!

Sarah S

Sarah S on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

everything about the purse is awesome

Sarah S

Sarah S on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

it is INSANELY COOL!!! love the purple fabric with the silver book it's the coolest purse i've ever owned

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About

Books need love too.

I love to read, but its a little depressing to see all the books sitting on the shelves, lonely and waiting for someone to care. I wanted to give them life somehow, and that random thought quickly transformed into something I loved, and it turns out other people love it as well!

After some trial and error, I found a way to turn used books into beautiful purses. Now, not only can you read your favorite books at home, you can carry them around with you and show them to the world.

The best thing about it is, I'm not just tearing them apart to make a purse... I recover the pages in fabric so you can still read your book! I've also made necklaces and decoupage pictures frames, among other craft projects. Nothing is wasted, and every part of the book is used for something.

I've even donated quite a few recovered pages to under privileged families with children that enjoying reading, but can't afford the books. They love them!

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  • Kim Duncan

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I live in a small town on the Texas coast line. I love to read, take pictures, and work on random craft projects. My husband tells me that I'll eventually be the crazy cat lady..

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2013
Welcome, and thanks for checking out my shop.

I make each Book Purse by hand. What you see in the pictures is the actual purse for sale, not a stock photo.

Custom Orders and Made to order listings are different, and can have a 1-3 week waiting period depending on the work load.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
Payment
PayPal preferred. Money orders accepted.
NO checks, credit cards are accepted through PayPal.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal, if you do not have an account use the 'Guest' feature.

If payment is not completed and I have not heard from you within 3 days of purchase I will consider it canceled. If you have a special situation just keep in contact with me.

PayPal:
If you'd like to pay with a credit or debit card, choose PayPal. You don't need your own account to use it.
After you submit your order click, Pay Now. On the next page you will see two options, the second one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Money Orders:
I only accept US money orders.
Shipping
Item will not be shipped until payment is received.
I ship with USPS, delivery confirmation included. If you purchase one of my items it usually ships within the next 2 business days. Custom orders will be shipped out as soon as they are completed and paid for.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me.
Customer satisfaction is important and I am always willing to address any questions or concerns.
Refunds are considered on an individual basis. (but not guaranteed)
Additional policies and FAQs
Keep in mind that all purses are created by hand, so no two items are identical.

I have a link on the left to discuss your custom order. Please contact me about your order before sending any money! There is a chance I will not be able to create your custom item.

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Contact me with details using 'Request Custom Item'
There's a chance that I wont be able to find the book you want.

Generally purses are between $30 and $60. It all depends on the materials used and the size of the book. Is the book new or used. How much fabric is used. Which handles you choose. Do you want rhinestones. etc.

First thing to do is find the perfect book... There are 2 ways to do this, either you can send me a copy of the book, or I can go out and pick one up or order it if need be. (assuming I can find what your looking for) I can either buy the book new, or used. Used is going to have some minor damages, but it will save you $.

This is where the price will differ.
You sending it to me cuts the price of the book out of your total, whereas me picking the book up will include the price of the book along with materials to make it. (hoping that makes sense) BUT you usually don't save $ that way because of the shipping costs from you to me.

example: Breaking Dawn purse: book cost me $22 + materials, so the purse is $50. If you send me the book, it would be around $30. (again, the shipping from you to me may not be worth it)

I need as many details as possible, (what handles you like, fabric your interested in, etc)
If your into surprises and want to leave it up to my creativity... then simply say 'surprise me'.