BellBookAndScandal

Bell Book and Scandal: Book and literary jewellery

Leigh, United Kingdom · 1054 Sales

BellBookAndScandal

Bell Book and Scandal: Book and literary jewellery

Leigh, United Kingdom 1054 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(241)
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Mel

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Announcement   We rescue unwanted books and turn them into beautiful jewellery!

Once upon a time a woman named Mel went into a charity shop and saw someone had donated a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Saddened that someone hadn't loved the story enough to keep it, Mel bought it.

This kept happening.

Every time Mel went into a charity shop she came away with another copy of a book she loved, that she couldn't bear to leave behind. Soon she had multiple copies of books she loved, but didn't need.

In an amusing twist of fate, she was pondering whether she should in fact re-donate them back to a charity shop when she had an idea - she would use them to make Christmas presents for her friends.

The first time she sliced a page with the scissors, she felt sick. What kind of monster hacks up a book?

But then it started to feel good. Real good. She made presents for everyone she knew. And then their friends asked if they could get some book jewellery and the idea for the shop was born.

So now Mel goes out into charity shops and deliberately buys copies of the books she knows people love so she can give them a new lease of life.

We don't use brand new books. We're not monsters.

We take custom orders happily! Just tell us your favourite books/characters and what you want and we'll do our best to get it for you. Please bear in mind we are loathe to cut up new books and prefer to use second hand/previously loved books in our work.

http://www.facebook.com/TheBlackEmporium

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 5, 2016

We rescue unwanted books and turn them into beautiful jewellery!

Once upon a time a woman named Mel went into a charity shop and saw someone had donated a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Saddened that someone hadn't loved the story enough to keep it, Mel bought it.

This kept happening.

Every time Mel went into a charity shop she came away with another copy of a book she loved, that she couldn't bear to leave behind. Soon she had multiple copies of books she loved, but didn't need.

In an amusing twist of fate, she was pondering whether she should in fact re-donate them back to a charity shop when she had an idea - she would use them to make Christmas presents for her friends.

The first time she sliced a page with the scissors, she felt sick. What kind of monster hacks up a book?

But then it started to feel good. Real good. She made presents for everyone she knew. And then their friends asked if they could get some book jewellery and the idea for the shop was born.

So now Mel goes out into charity shops and deliberately buys copies of the books she knows people love so she can give them a new lease of life.

We don't use brand new books. We're not monsters.

We take custom orders happily! Just tell us your favourite books/characters and what you want and we'll do our best to get it for you. Please bear in mind we are loathe to cut up new books and prefer to use second hand/previously loved books in our work.

http://www.facebook.com/TheBlackEmporium

Mel

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Mel

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(241)
Chloe Ward

Chloe Ward on Aug 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are PERFECT. Was worried they would be tiny but they are the perfect size and the font is big enough to be seen easily. Absolutely love them!

missmish22

missmish22 on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

They are perfect and even better than expected. Thank you!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2016
We rescue unwanted books and turn them into beautiful jewellery!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is accepted by Paypal, Direct Checkout and Etsy Giftcard.

If you wish to cancel an order, please do so within 24 hours of placing it.
Shipping
All our items are wrapped in decorative tissue paper, before being placed in an organza bag. They then ship in padded, bubble-lined envelopes, to help ensure they arrive in perfect condition.

Items are shipped twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, but if you need an item urgently, drop us a message and we will try and get it out for you sooner. Items ship from the UK, please allow a minimum of ten-fifteen working days for delivery if you live outside the UK, and more at busier times of the year (Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day etc). We cannot control what happens to items once they are posted, be aware they may be held at your local customs office for spot-checking. While this is rare, it will increase delivery time.

Our items are not shipped recorded or registered delivery unless you request it. We will then get back to you with an individual price for this service. We do get proof of postage featuring your address and the date of postage on for every single package. We can make a photo of this available on request for you.

We do not offer insurance on shipped items and nor can we take responsibility for items which incur additional customs charges after we have posted them.

The pricing guide we use to allocate our shipping costs can be found here: http://www.royalmail.com/prices-2014?intcampaignid=Promo_Hmini_tariff_2014
Refunds and Exchanges
If you don't absolutely love your item, we will of course accept returns and refund you your money. Please note that if you choose to return an item you do so at your own cost and we will not refund you for this. We will also not be able to refund you until the returned item has landed safely back with us.

Please note we cannot accept returns on earrings for hygiene reasons and nor can we therefore offer refunds for them.
Additional policies and FAQs
The jewellery and accessories we make are not waterproofed. We use Judikins Microglaze to seal paper images in cabochons but while this renders them water-resistant, it does not make them waterproof. Please do not expose them to water, rainfall, showers, baths or swimming as we cannot guarantee their integrity afterwards.

Please feel free to request custom items if you see something you like but want to tailor it to your own desires, we love a challenge and will try and accommodate you.