neromied on Mar 12, 2016
Laura is an excellent seller! She didn't mind going back and forth with me via messages, to make my custom/bulk order into something really special that my friends and I will enjoy for years to come. Her packaging was very professional, and, overall, just pretty to look at! The finished product was as described, and I couldn't ask for anything better. Thanks Laura! Would purchase from again.
I love books!
I'll admit it, I love real books!
In my day job as a preservation technician I repair books for a local university and count myself very fortunate to do something everyday that I love.
Although I didn't know it at the time, my Etsy adventure began when I decided to make a pair of miniature book earrings for myself. Since I couldn't seem to stop making them, TheBookCellar shop on Etsy was born.
My inspiration comes from many places. A beautiful marbled paper, a piece of leather or supply can spark the idea for my next piece. The inspiration for the miniature books in hoops came from a yard sale that I stopped at one Saturday morning. As I was looking through a box of jewelry I saw a plain blue plastic bead. When I picked it up the bead just seemed to dance suspended inside a simple silver hoop. I loved the movement and the books in hoops series came to be.
I work with leather (often recycled), book cloth and decorative papers. I cut and sew all of the pages by hand (except for the upcycled / repurposed dollhouse miniatures). From simple, single section pamphlet style bindings created to accentuate the beauty of the natural fiber papers chosen for the covers to more elaborate offerings I enjoy the process of creating and sharing these creations with other book lovers.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope these little labors of love bring a smile to your face and that you enjoy discovering them as much as I do creating them.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Packaging, Shipping
Born and raised in Northern Illinois, I call moving to Nashville in 2007 my great adventure. A creative and inspiring place to live and work I am happy to now call Nashville home.
Please feel free to convo with any questions.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you are new to Etsy and want more information about making a purchase, please view this guide: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
I'm always happy to reserve an item for you. Payment must be received before your order will be shipped. If payment has not been received within 7 days the reserve will be cancelled and the item re-listed.
For custom orders and requests shipping times may vary.
For special shipping requests (express service, expedited shipping, etc.) please send me a conversation before ordering.
Tracking and delivery confirmation provided in the US.
I combine shipping whenever possible and will refund any shipping overages. I do not add any additional fees, the shipping cost is what USPS charges for their services.
Jewelry items come packaged attached to a business size card and are sealed in a small plastic bag wrapped in tissue paper.
If you live in Nashville, Tennessee and would like to arrange a time to meet around the Five Points area in East Nashville to pick up your order in person, please use the coupon code NASHBC52 to eliminate shipping fees.
I am shipping within the US only at this time.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great care in packaging your order but if for some reason an item should arrive damaged please convo within three days of receipt and we will make appropriate arrangements to resolve the situation .
If you're not happy for any reason please request a refund within three business days of the item's arrival. All items must be returned to me in original condition for a full refund of the purchase price. Refunds issued for undamaged items are for the purchase price only and do not include the cost of shipping.
All returns to be shipped with delivery confirmation. This is for your peace of mind as well as mine.
Additional policies and FAQs
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