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matheny63 on May 24, 20215 out of 5 stars
It came wrapped really cute , and the quality is fantastic ! It’s gift for my sister in law ! I know she’ll love it !
Martina on Feb 11, 20215 out of 5 stars
Bought this for Christmas for my grandmother a former teacher and she loved it!
elise on Nov 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are even more precious in person. The wrapping was beautiful and the little pin with my name was a fantastic little surprise. I don't think I can recommend this enough! Love love love!
Brittany on Jul 27, 20205 out of 5 stars
This was bought as a gift and my mom loved it!
victoria on Mar 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
The necklace is as beautiful as it is the photo but what really impressed me was how the item came wrapped and packaged, as well as personalized. It felt as if I received a gift. I didn't even want to open it. I just wanted to admire this charming little package. A thoughtful, lovely presentation. Thank you Courtney for the experience!
Beth on Mar 9, 20195 out of 5 stars
These are perfect, just as described. Well made and have a nice weight to them but feel light. Must brag on the fabulous packaging and the sweet pin with my last name on it! Such a personal touch. Highly recommend!
debs772 on Feb 21, 20195 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful! This was a gift for my friend and she loved it so much, she was brought to tears. The customer service was beyond outstanding and it came so beautifully wrapped. I will definitely be shopping from this store again; thank you!
gardengertie on Jan 17, 20195 out of 5 stars
This sweet little pendant looks even better in person! Wrapped so beautifully with care and attention, this purchase will be given as a gift and treasured for years to come. Thank you for shipping it quickly!
my88smallville on Jan 2, 20195 out of 5 stars
My stepmom loved her Christmas present. Thank you!
Walter on Dec 19, 20185 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful, gift wrapped to perfection 💕 My mother loves it, thank you.
larking. - handcrafted, vintage-inspired essentials for the loveliest bookworms.
Welcome to larking! Here you'll find one-of-a-kind jewelry created from beautiful old books and handkerchiefs and - coming very soon! - literary-themed bags for toting all your library books, and hand-lettered literary portraits, both as prints and as custom works of art, perfect for framing in a home office or nursery.
I've been a loyal Etsian since the early days and helped to kickstart my mom's book-themed Etsy shop (you can find her at http://exlibrispurses.etsy.com) back in 2008. I created my own little business back in the fall of 2010 and have been here ever since!
Unlike other Etsy shops that sell items made from photocopies and scans of a few favorite pages of a book, I always repurpose the real thing in my products, so you're purchasing something that is genuine and one-of-a-kind (not to mention eco-friendly)! I also try to source all of my "raw goods" from other Etsians when I can - from the chain your necklace hangs from to the bag it comes packaged in. I love that I'm able to support small businesses like my own to create my products!
I will always be an English teacher at heart, so it makes me happy to spend time with my favorite books whenever I'm at my worktable. I love to see which books my customers get excited about: the Betsy-Tacy stories, Anne of Green Gables novels, and Little Women are some of the most-requested titles for custom necklaces.
When I'm not creating, I'm reading late into the night, working on my idea for a children's book, and taking care of my two darling daughters.
(pssst...did you actually read through this whole section? Please use ALLABOUTLARKING for a 10 percent discount on your order - and thanks for taking the time to get to know a little more about me before your purchase!)
Courtney - larking.
Mama bird. Book nerd. Teacher at heart.
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Returns and exchanges
If something's wrong with your item, you may return the item(s) for a full refund if you contact me immediately and return the item within 7 days. Upon receipt of the package, I will send a refund to either PayPal or your credit card. Your return shipping and handling fees will not be refunded.
Please contact me prior to posting feedback so I can try to resolve the issue first! I want most of all for you to be thrilled with your experience purchasing an item from my shop.
If you live in Illinois, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that I'm required to add sales tax to your purchase!
I use standard (first class) shipping and delivery confirmation service so we'll both know when it arrives at your door. If you're interested in expedited (priority or express) shipping, convo me before placing your order and we will work out the details.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please be advised that you may be required to pay additional fees for your package once it arrives due to the customs regulations in your specific country - unfortunately, I'm not made aware of those when it ships. Thanks!