Vintage & Upcycled Pendants

12 Sales


Vintage & Upcycled Pendants

12 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome! I hope you enjoy my collection. I'm a librarian and my jewellery is inspired by the things I love - literature, ancient history and vintage materials.


Welcome! I hope you enjoy my collection. I'm a librarian and my jewellery is inspired by the things I love - literature, ancient history and vintage materials.

Christen Roman

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Christen Roman


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Monika on Oct 4, 2013

3 out of 5 stars

The pendant unfortunately isn't flawless. It has airbubbles in it and remains of glue. The seller didn't have another one and I couldn't send it back because I had already gifted it. All in all a nice pendant but it could have been better.


Christen responded on Nov 4, 2013

As discussed and mentioned in the product description, handmade items are not always flawless like factory made items. A refund was offered but not taken up.

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, Thankyou xx


Librarian turned Jewellery Designer

When I love a book I love every page, but having said that most books we are drawn to have one or two iconic parts that may then go on to be highlighted in films.
I was inspired by Wuthering Heights as a teenager and it never left me. I made myself a pendant, sourcing the tray, glass and chain and using a vintage copy of the book. I found the line "I am Healthcliff" and emotionally cut out the words for the pendant. I loved that pendant and wore it daily and my friends and family started asking me to make pendants for them from their favourite books.
I now scour vintage fairs and car boots for old copies of books - the old printed text looks so much more romantic than new copies. I can only use each book for a couple of pendants, which makes each piece totally original.
I then add a bow, bead or button just to add something interesting to draw the eye to the pendant text. Then when you wear it people always enquire as to where the text is from, which leads to you telling them all about your favourite book. Not only jewellery but a great conversation starter as well! :)

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  • Christen Roman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love reading. I love books. I love being a librarian and inspiring others to read and recommending books for them. I like pendants but couldn't find any I really loved so I made some myself and now I have pendants I love as much as books. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2012
Christen Roman is a one-woman show, working from a cozy home studio in the countryside in the UK.

All products come from a pet and smoke free home.

Because vintage materials are used in the making of Christen Roman jewellery, each piece is one-of-a-kind.

Preference is always given to using salvaged/upcycled/repurposed/vintage material, supplemented with new when necessary.

Please note that colours may appear differently on your monitor than in person.
Vintage clothing and jewellery is sold as-is.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
PayPal and bank transfer is currently the only method of payment. Payment is due upon ordering.
Jewellery comes wrapped in recycled paper and tissue in a postal package envelope.
If your purchase is a gift please let me know and I will make sure it is ready to give.

Items are shipped within 48 hours, and you will be sent a notification to inform you of when your item(s) is shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your item, please let me know right away! I will work with you to remedy the situation.

Many of the items I sell are vintage or use vintage materials upcycled. Please remember that vintage by its nature is not new, and will usually have some signs of wear and a patina of age that vintage aficionados appreciate as part of its charm.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available.
If you'd like to discuss a consignment please contact me.