YesAndYesDesigns

MADE FROM BOOKS

76 Sales

YesAndYesDesigns

MADE FROM BOOKS

76 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   Learn more about our process, pieces, and literacy partnerships at madefrombooks.org

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Learn more about our process, pieces, and literacy partnerships at madefrombooks.org

Laura Shields

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Laura Shields

Rolling Stone Necklace - Comic Book
$50.00
Mod Map Earrings - made from books!
$35.00
Comic Duo Earrings - Paddle
$32.00
Musical Earrings - Paddle
$30.00
Musical Cufflinks
$25.00
Pearls of Wisdom Necklace - Blues and Greens
$50.00
Novel Earrings - Guitar Pick
$30.00
Atlas Cufflinks
$25.00
Anatomical Heart Pin
$18.00
Hashtag Pin
$18.00
Initial Necklace - Novel
$25.00
Spear Earrings - Novel
$30.00
State Necklace - Novel
$25.00
Red Roller Derby Pin
$15.99

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(27)
Audrey Brooks

Audrey Brooks on Nov 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Handmade from books and shipped on time. Can't wait to wear it!

Audrey Brooks

Audrey Brooks on Nov 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Handmade and shipped on time. Can't wait to use it as a present.

Audrey Brooks

Audrey Brooks on Nov 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

handmade and shipped on time. Can't wait to use it as a present.

tiffyjustine1

tiffyjustine1 on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the perfect pin for my fiance's boutonniere! I am so happy with this product. The measurements were accurate, the shipping was fast, and the quality is superb. Thank you very much for making such a great piece! I would gladly buy from this shop again.

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About

One of a Kind Pieces that Support Literacy

Thousands of books are thrown away each year in the San Francisco Bay Area alone, but just because an old book has seen better days doesn't mean it belongs in a landfill. We find unwanted, falling apart, or outdated books and give them a new life. Using books as a material helps to create products that are exciting and unexpected. Delicate embossing, fabric weaves and fragments of colorful patterns make each piece unique. Old textbooks, falling apart children’s books, and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books are our favorites, though any hardcover book with interesting colors or patterns will do. We also often use pages from the books to create more consistent patterns on our pieces- you'll notice the pages from textbooks, comic books, sheet music, and atlases.

We are currently partnering with Room to Read, and donating a portion of our profits to help support literacy in developing countries. Room to Read works in Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and gender equality.
As of April 2015:
1,930 Schools Constructed
17,534 Libraries Established
1, 158 Books Published
15,641,734 Books Distributed
31,636 Girls’ Education Participants
9.7 million Children Benefited

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Shop members

  • Laura Shields

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    Laura started Yes & Yes Designs in 2008. She does it all: product design, production, assembly, marketing, web design, customer service, etc! In her free time, Laura plays roller derby with the Richmond Wrecking Belles.

  • Julien Shields

    Owner, Production, Shipper

    Julien helps with day-to-day production of Yes & Yes Designs. Besides making jewelry, he enjoys skateboarding and surfing. He's also a trained comic artist and illustrator... see examples of his work at julienshields.com

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2012
Hello! Thanks for checking out my shop!

My goal is to make jewelry and accessories that are both affordable and adorable, sustainable and yet sophisticated. Made from carefully selected recycled book covers, and inspired by vintage style, each piece is hand-crafted with love. The books are discovered at thrift stores, garage sales, and library sales, with the goal of using books that are obsolete or falling apart. Utilizing unusual book covers as the material means that the pieces are often unrepeatable.

I usually make the jewelry to order, and you will probably NOT receive the exact items pictured... but they'll be amazing nonetheless: there's nothing quite like one-of-a-kind!

Also, my packaging and shipping materials are almost always fully recyclable, so you can do your part too!

First time buyer on Etsy? Here's an Etsy guide to making your first purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

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Payment
I will generally hold an item for three days. If I haven't received your payment through paypal by then, it is no longer "yours." Of course, if you shoot me a message ("I don't get paid for a week!!") I am more than willing to cooperate.
Shipping
I will ship within 7 business days after receiving your payment through paypal. I use normal ground shipping from USPS, which usually arrives within 2-4 business days of shipping.

If you would like your parcel insured or gift wrapped, I offer those services under the "Shipping Options" tab in my shop. You only need to purchase that option once... even if you have ordered multiple items from me!

The cost of shipping includes the price of shipping materials (which are usually recyclable), as well as the price of postage.

Rush Orders may be available as well: contact me for more information: laura [!at] yesandyesdesigns.com
Additional policies and FAQs
Interested in particular colors or styles? No problem!

I can usually make items in a different color, style, size, or quantity... talk to me!