AmberCurio | Vintage and Handmade Upcycled Paper Art

Mebane, North Carolina | 13355 Sales


AmberCurio | Vintage and Handmade Upcycled Paper Art

Mebane, North Carolina 13355 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (2580)

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A. Jane

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AmberCurio was originally established in 2011 on at the beginning of the Handmade movement here in the United States. We are committed to creating new unique pieces of art from the dusty old pages of books long since discarded. This process is called up cycling:

up·cy·cle ˈ
əpˌsīkəl/ verb gerund or present participle: upcycling
1. reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.“the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast”

Shop members

  • Amber J.

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I have always been fascinated with old books, antiques and reusing things that have been discarded and forgotten. My work is a perfect mix of all those things and I find it rewarding every single day to do what I love.

  • Mya Cupcake


    My own personal support staff who keeps me motivated and smiling everyday.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jun 3, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom Orders are taken by request. Please click the "Request Custom Order" button on our homepage in order to submit a request.

Examples of Custom Orders; Portraits, Quotes, Pet Portraits, Characters (tv/film/book), Names or Dates, Wedding Announcements, Birth Announcements and many more.

We will discuss with you the options and what you are looking for, quote you a price and then send you a proof to approve before we create the listing for purchase. Once everything is agreed upon the listing will be up for sale to you only. Not paying once a listing has been created will result in a ban from requesting custom items in the future.

Sizing details

We are the first shop on Etsy to offer different paper types for purchase with each print. We offer paper from different years, eras and in different sizes. Currently in stock we have:

8 x 10" inch Dictionary paper
8 x 10" inch Sheet Music from 1907
8 x 10" inch Encyclopedia Britannica from 1776
6 x 10" inch German History of America from 1884
5 x 8 " inch Japanese Dictionary from 1955
4 x 6" inch Little Women by Louisa May Alcott from 1886
3 x 5" inch Mini Pocket Dictionary from 1937

Care instructions

Please handle any print purchase very carefully. These prints are at times very delicate due to their antique age. The sooner you put them in a frame the safer they will be. The colors are sometimes a little different on the pages due to the aging of the paper. This means so pages may have more of a golden color than others. Prints come in Approximately the size listed. The size may vary in very few millimeters due to the original printing of the book being off centered.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift Messages are free and provided at checkout.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me via Etsy Message about any Wholesale options.