smallbookcompany

jewelry for people who love books

Chesapeake, Virginia · 167 Sales

smallbookcompany

jewelry for people who love books

Chesapeake, Virginia 167 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

Announcement   Welcome to small book company: miniature book jewelry for book lovers and bibliophilies. Get free shipping on today's order by joining my mailing list: http://bit.ly/smalletsy

Each piece of book jewelry in this shop is an actual hand bound book made with beautiful handmade papers. The miniature books are light-weight and measures 3/4 width and 1 inch in height. They make a perfect gift for book worms, librarians, authors, and anyone that have a love of reading and books.

Every piece of book jewelry comes with gift ready packaging and orders are shipped out by USPS within 48 hours.

Join my mailing list for free shipping on today’s purchase:
http://bit.ly/smalletsy

Check out my other Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/nicolettetallmadge

Keep in touch:
• Blog: http://www.nicolettetallmadgedesigns.com/jewelryblog/
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NicoletteTallmadgeDesigns
• Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/NTDstudio

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 7, 2017

Welcome to small book company: miniature book jewelry for book lovers and bibliophilies. Get free shipping on today's order by joining my mailing list: http://bit.ly/smalletsy

Each piece of book jewelry in this shop is an actual hand bound book made with beautiful handmade papers. The miniature books are light-weight and measures 3/4 width and 1 inch in height. They make a perfect gift for book worms, librarians, authors, and anyone that have a love of reading and books.

Every piece of book jewelry comes with gift ready packaging and orders are shipped out by USPS within 48 hours.

Join my mailing list for free shipping on today’s purchase:
http://bit.ly/smalletsy

Check out my other Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/nicolettetallmadge

Keep in touch:
• Blog: http://www.nicolettetallmadgedesigns.com/jewelryblog/
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NicoletteTallmadgeDesigns
• Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/NTDstudio

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5 out of 5 stars
(41)
Sylvia Segovia

Sylvia Segovia on Mar 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable. Great craftsmanship. I was looking for exactly something like this and couldn't be more pleased!

chelseybrack

chelseybrack on Jan 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My boyfriend's mother loved them! They are beautiful. Thank you for all the little extra goodies inside too. All of it was clearly done with care and appreciated. Happy New Year!

kerrymaginings

kerrymaginings on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived fast, well packaged, and lovely! Recipient loved them.

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About

Jewelry for people who love books

Welcome to the small book company!

My name is Nicolette Tallmadge. I am a mixed media jeweler and have been making jewelry since 1991. I started my company in 1997.

I developed an interest in jewelry making shortly after graduating from high school. My early pieces were experiments in a variety of different materials. Beadwork, wire weaving, polymer clay, and fused glass encompassed the variety of materials and techniques that were used in creating my jewelry pieces. The first pieces were bulky and sculptural, more experiments of form and material, rather than actual functional jewelry pieces. An eternal experimenter, I was more interested in the process of jewelry making rather than the materials. Creating jewelry out of paper came from a natural extension of experimentation.

My work received a new dimension when I worked on a bachelor’s degree in fine art. With concentration on jewelry and metalworking, I learned the basics of soldering, sawing, casting, and stone setting. While I enjoyed metalworking, I found that I used my metalworking skills to augment my mixed media method of creating jewelry. My entry into my business occurred in the summer of 1997 when the buyer of the Library of Virginia approached me for creating some custom made jewelry for their gift shop. After developing a number of metal-based prototypes, I decided to return to using paper for the library's custom pieces.

Thus, the small book jewelry line was created.

Each earring or pendant is a small, hand-bound book; covered with beautiful papers from around the world, inner pages of acid-free linen paper, and bound with linen or Italian bookcloth. Each handmade book is coated with an acrylic sealant to protect the jewelry from dirt and moisture.

Because my book earrings and pendants are made of paper, they are feather-light and comfortable to wear. Each earring measures 3/4 width and 1 inch in height. They're perfect for teachers, librarians, book sellers, or anyone who simply loves books.

Fill free to explore! If you have any questions, convo me!

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  • Nicolette Tallmadge

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Nicolette Tallmadge. I am a mixed media jeweler and have been making jewelry since 1991.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2013
Thanks for visiting my shop! Below you will find the answers for any question you might have for payments, shipping, returns and refunds, and specific questions about the jewelry I create.

You can keep up to date on my newest jewelry and offers by signing up for my monthly newsletter:
http://www.nicolettetallmadgedesigns.com/newsletter/

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I gladly take the following payments in my Etsy store:

• Paypal
• Credit cards
• Etsy gift cards
• Personal checks
• Money orders

For orders made by personal check or money order, make your payment out to Nicolette Tallmadge and mail the check or money order and a copy of your order receipt to:

Nicolette Tallmadge Designs
109 Gainsborough Square
Suite G Box 133
Chesapeake, VA 23320
United States of America
Shipping
I ship all orders via USPS First Class. Orders are shipped within three days of a confirmed payment through Paypal, credit card, or Etsy gift card. Please be advised that e-check orders through Paypal will be shipped 1 to 3 days after the e-check clearance date. Check and money orders will be shipped within 1 to 3 days after receipt of payment. Shipping via USPS Priority Mail is also available for rush orders.

Currently we only ship orders within the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sometimes stuff happens, an item doesn't fit, the color isn't quite right, or design isn't quite right for you. For that reason, I include a return card in with all of my shipments. If there is any reason why you are not happy with your item(s), please use this card to return your item(s) within 45 days of your order shipping date. You can choose to receive a full refund, exchange for an item of the correct size, or receive a credit to any of my Etsy stores to purchase another item.

Please remember that we must receive your return within 45 days of the order shipping date to be eligible for a refund, credit or exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about my jewelry. If you have a question that's not listed here please convo me for more information:


Q: Do you have gift wrap available?

A: Yes! If you are purchasing my jewelry as a gift, you can choose to have it gift wrapped in a velveteen jewelry bag and gift tag for an additional $2.50. To order to gift wrapping, simply select "Gift Wrap" in the item variations when you are ordering your jewelry.

You can also choose to have your gift shipped directly to the gift recipient by enter their shipping address during the check-out process. You can choose to leave the gift tag blank, or you can indicate a brief message to written on the tag by including it in the “Notes to the Seller” section.


Q: Do you ship internationally?

A: No, I don't ship internationally at the moment, but I will in the future! Stay tuned on my blog or sign up for my newsletter to get updates on changes to my shipping area.

You can sign up for updates here:
http://www.nicolettetallmadgedesigns.com/newsletter/


Q: Why aren’t the patterns on the jewelry the same?

A: I try to match the patterns on each pair of earrings as much as possible, but because of the nature of handmade paper, there's going to be some difference in the pattern from one piece to another.


Q: What happens of I get my book jewelry wet?

A: While I don't recommend that you shower or swim with your book jewelry on, all of the paper parts, covers and inside pages have been covered with four coats of acrylic sealant. This will protect your jewelry from light moisture and the wear and tear of normal use. If you do happen to get some water on your jewelry, simply put it in a warm place to dry. In most cases they will be just fine after that. If your jewelry does suffer any damage, you can contact me and I’ll repair them for you.


Q: Is there writing on the insides of the books?

A: Nope...I can't write that small yet! :)


Q: I’m sensitive to certain kinds of metal. What kind of metal do you use in your yours?

A: I use 14kt gold fill and sterling silver ear findings in all of jewelry which work well for everyone except for those with the most sensitive allergies.


Q: Will the silver parts your jewelry tarnish?

A: All of the silver parts in my jewelry are made of sterling silver, so unfortunately because of the nature of silver it may tarnish with regular wear. If your jewelry does happen to get tarnished, you can remove it by using a polishing cloth.


Q: Is a chain included with the book jewelry pendants?

A: The chain shown in the photos are strictly for display purposes. You will be able to add your book pendent to any chain you wish.


Q: What happens if I damage my jewelry or lose one of my earrings?

A: Ahh...it really stinks when you lose one of your earrings or if your lovely piece of jewelry gets damaged in some way. If you find yourself with only one lonely earring or if your jewelry has suffered a mishap, then contact me and I’ll take care of it!


Q: I have a question that’s not on this list.

A: Please convo me with your question and I'll answer right away.