ExLibrisArtefacts

One-of-a-kind gifts handmade from recycled books.

74 Sales On Etsy since 2019

5 out of 5 stars (19)

ExLibrisArtefacts

One-of-a-kind gifts handmade from recycled books.

74 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome! There are new one-of-a-kind pendants being added all the time! All Ex Libris Artefacts are handmade from well-worn, recycled books and sheet music. Custom finish your pendant from a variety of necklace & keychain options. Perfect gifts for vintage book & music lovers!

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Last updated on Aug 21, 2019

Welcome! There are new one-of-a-kind pendants being added all the time! All Ex Libris Artefacts are handmade from well-worn, recycled books and sheet music. Custom finish your pendant from a variety of necklace & keychain options. Perfect gifts for vintage book & music lovers!

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About ExLibrisArtefacts

Sales 74
On Etsy since 2019

Bringing new life into well-worn books.

Working as a book repairer and seller of secondhand books, I could never bring myself to destroy perfectly readable volumes. That being said, I see unsalvageable books daily that get placed in a pile destined for the bin and wanted to rescue them somehow.

All Ex Libris Artefacts are created from recycled books whose conditions have deteriorated beyond the point of reasonable readability. Many books are over 50-100 years old.

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  • Jessica Agg

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Last updated on May 26, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I am happy to offer custom text necklaces only in one of two forms:

1. If you’d like a particular word featured. Please note, however, that I cannot guarantee I’ll have the option available or I will not be able to guarantee a shipping deadline. This is due to the fact that I only keep so many scrap texts in stock and would have to take the time to find the requested word(s).

2. If you would like a small shape, logo, or icon printed over text, I can do so.

In either case, I use my own discretion to determine whether or not I will accept an order. The price for custom necklaces is £13.50, only £1 higher than stock necklaces. The up charge is due to extra time involved.

Sizing details

All pendants are 25 mm (1”) images.

There are many options to choose from to accompany your pendant, including multiple keychain and necklace options (including choice of length).

Gift wrapping and packaging

Necklaces are packaged securely with a display card inside a small plastic bag, which is then shipped in a padded envelope.

Keychains are also packaged in a small plastic bag and shipped in a padded envelope.

Currently, I do not offer gift wrapping services as a standard. However, you are more than welcome to reach out to me if you have a specific request and I will do my best to accommodate. If the demand for gift wrapping is high, I may add it to my offerings in the future.

Where do the books come from?

By day, I work in an online secondhand book shop, where I repair books, process them, and sell them. This often involves purchasing job lots of books, then sorting them out one by one.

Sometimes books within a lot are simply in too poor condition to repair or be worth reselling - pages are excessively torn or falling out, binding is too loose, covers are missing, etc. It is these that I “rescue” and recycle into my necklace collections. The remainders of the books are then responsibly recycled wherever possible.

Note: I refuse to destroy any books that are in salvageable condition, even if they aren’t worth reselling. The priority there is to repair and donate them.