larking

vintage-inspired essentials for bookworms

DeKalb, Illinois · 329 Sales

larking

vintage-inspired essentials for bookworms

DeKalb, Illinois 329 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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courtney

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Announcement   Book jewelry, monogram pendants, book journals, literary portraits, and bookworm essentials for lovers of classic novels and children's literature. Follow me on instagram @larkingliterary for sneak peeks, sale info, coupon codes, and more!

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Last updated on May 5, 2017

Book jewelry, monogram pendants, book journals, literary portraits, and bookworm essentials for lovers of classic novels and children's literature. Follow me on instagram @larkingliterary for sneak peeks, sale info, coupon codes, and more!

courtney

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Rephotographed these beauties today and relisted them - would be cute packaged inside an Easter egg for a happy spring surprise!

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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!)

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  • Courtney - larking.

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    Mama bird. Book nerd. Teacher at heart.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2017
I really want you to be happy with your larking purchase! Thanks for reading through these important shop policies to find out more about your order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards as methods of payment.

If you live in Illinois, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that I'm required to add sales tax to your purchase!
Shipping
PLEASE make sure that your Etsy address and email is correct! It's important to have your information current so I can contact you with any questions. If you'd like me to ship to a different address, please send me a note with the necessary details.

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!
Refunds and Exchanges
I wrap each item very carefully before shipping but sometimes damage occurs. Let me know and we'll figure out a way to make it right!

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available on a limited basis (usually one or two per month) - if you don't see a custom listing in my shop, it means I'm busily creating someone else's order but I will be happy to work with you soon!