Bookity

Handmade Personalised Map Cufflinks Jewellery and Decor

London, United Kingdom · 7273 Sales

Bookity

Handmade Personalised Map Cufflinks Jewellery and Decor

London, United Kingdom 7273 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1929)

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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

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1929)
Emma Zimmerman

Emma Zimmerman on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Totally worth the wait! He loved them! Was excited to see that my first choices worked, even though one was remote. I can't wait to see them on his suit! Thank you!

Emily

Emily on Jan 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Exactly what I wanted. The recipient loved them. Awesome service and very fast shipping! Thanks!

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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.

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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

I was inspired to start my shop 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.

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. It wasn't what I wanted to do with my life.

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 was small at first, and I experimented with all sorts of things. Now Bookity has grown into a fully fledged micro business, supporting me completely. I'm grateful for this, and for being able to learn so much about the art and business of handmade craft, and about my customers.

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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 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.