Bookity

Handmade Personalised Map Cufflinks Jewellery and Decor

London, United Kingdom · 7916 Sales

Bookity

Handmade Personalised Map Cufflinks Jewellery and Decor

London, United Kingdom 7916 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2026)

Shop owner

Lou

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Announcement   Hello! Welcome to my shop! My name is Lou and I create unique and personalised map cufflinks, book jewellery and decor using vintage maps and paper.

For updates and special offers, catch up with me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/bookity

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

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 26, 2016

Hello! Welcome to my shop! My name is Lou and I create unique and personalised map cufflinks, book jewellery and decor using vintage maps and paper.

For updates and special offers, catch up with me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/bookity

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

Lou

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Lou

15 x Book and 15 x Music Hearts for Hana
15 x Book and 15 x Music Hearts for Hana
$67.50
Personalised Cufflinks - Betws y Coed
Personalised Cufflinks - Betws y Coed
$29.95
Personalized Pendant for Michele - Ventura CA
Personalized Pendant for Michele - Ventura CA
$29.95
2x15 ft Comic Book Garlands for Psalka
2x15 ft Comic Book Garlands for Psalka
$84.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2026)
stephanie

stephanie on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic cuff links. Definitely recommend. Really good quality, fast and efficent service and delivery. The 2 Maps I chose have come out really well. Really pleased with this item

Elle

Elle on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought these for my now husband (then fiancé) as a gift to wear on our wedding day. Not only did they arrive on time (in a tight turnaround), they were gorgeous and he loved them! Highly recommend!

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Updates

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!
Hanging up some of my new book pom poms in the hall to see how they look!
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About

Papery Creations

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.

Shop members

  • 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 Jan 6, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Can I have two different place names on my personalised cufflinks or earrings? Yes, you can!

You can choose place names from any country.