Bookity

Handmade Personalised Map Cufflinks Jewellery and Decor

Reading, United Kingdom · 9073 Sales

Bookity

Handmade Personalised Map Cufflinks Jewellery and Decor

Reading, United Kingdom 9073 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Lou

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Announcement   My name is Lou and I create unique and personalised map cufflinks, book jewellery and decor using vintage maps and paper, gifts and home decorations customised uniquely for you.

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2018

My name is Lou and I create unique and personalised map cufflinks, book jewellery and decor using vintage maps and paper, gifts and home decorations customised uniquely for you.

Find Bookity at www.bookityshop.com

Sign up to my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bHdQxP

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Glass cabochons ready to be placed into their settings. They're on one of my favourite atlases - a Philips Atlas of the World, printed in the early 50s. The colours are so appealing to me.
A custom order for a customer, featuring Song of Myself by Walt Whitman. I used the beautiful book cover as a background for this shot. I think it looks great!
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About

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My name is Lou and I'm based in Reading, Berkshire UK.

I create jewellery and decorations using old and unwanted books.

I was inspired to start my business by a good friend, who had a second hand book business and a lot of unwanted or unsaleable books. I always keep in mind that I am recycling a precious object - a book, and that people love them.

I'm happy to say that after eight years I'm well on my way to my 10,000th sale!

My background and education had always been in art and design, and as a kid I loved to make and to draw, yet somehow, by the time I was 38 I was fully ensconced in an academic job that really had very little to do with hands-on making, although I did work with other designers. I had the urge to do something completely different.

I made the leap in the Spring of 2009, and set up Bookity a couple of months later, on a shoestring budget, in the spare basement room of our house in Reading, UK. My partner Matt made me a work bench out of an old door, and away I went!

Bookity has remained a one-person outfit, but now it's a fully fledged micro business. I'm grateful for this, and for being able to learn so much about the art and business of handmade craft.

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  • Lou

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Designer/Maker Do-er Of All Things

    Hello! I'm Lou. I love words. I love paper. Also, there can never be enough tea.

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Last updated on May 10, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Q. Can I have two different place names on my personalised cufflinks or earrings?

A. Yes, you can! You can choose place names from any country around the world, as I have a wide range of maps.

Q. Can the maps show individual buildings or street addresses?

A. In most cases, no, I’m sorry. Most of the maps I use are vintage and don’t show that much detail. I do have street maps of major world cities such as London, New York etc, so please do check.

Production times

A. Do you have a production time as well as a shipping time?

Q. Yes. Production time is separate to shipping time. My production time is generally around 3-5 working days for custom items. I offer an upgrade to 1 day production at checkout.

A. What is 1 day production?

Q. I will create your item in the 24 hours immediately after payment, excluding weekends, and will ship it the next working day after that.