ExLibrisArtefacts

Unique necklaces made from recycled well-worn books.

12 Sales

ExLibrisArtefacts

Unique necklaces made from recycled well-worn books.

12 Sales On Etsy since 2019

5 out of 5 stars (3)

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Announcement   Welcome! Check out the NEW collection from 1907 and c. 1914 copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Last updated on 11 Jan, 2019

Welcome! Check out the NEW collection from 1907 and c. 1914 copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Jess

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5 out of 5 stars
(3)
  • ashleysummerphotos on 26 Feb, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I adore my necklace, as soon as I saw it in the shop I knew I had to have it! It's beautiful and well-crafted and I would absolutely buy from this shop again. Thank you, Jess!

  • ukegirl2 on 13 Feb, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, I love my pendants! If you love vintage books, please check out the wonderful pendants in this shop. They are perfect gifts for teachers, librarians, and bibliophiles everywhere. I will be buying more to keep on hand as last minute, unique gifts. They are high quality, beautiful pieces that allow you to carry a piece of your favorite book with you always. The customer service is outstanding. Thank you Jess!

  • ukegirl2 on 13 Feb, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, I love my pendants! If you love vintage books, please check out the wonderful pendants in this shop. They are perfect gifts for teachers, librarians, and bibliophiles everywhere. I will be buying more to keep on hand as last minute, unique gifts. They are high quality, beautiful pieces that allow you to carry a piece of your favorite book with you always. The customer service is outstanding. Thank you Jess!

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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. Most books are over 100 years old.

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Last updated on 12 Jan, 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. All necklaces are 24” satin ribbon. There are no options for other sizes.

However, if you wish to adjust the length of the necklace, you need only untie the ribbon and adjust yourself.

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.

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.

Do you offer any other pendant or ribbon colours?

Currently, all pendants are set in a bronze base. For made-to-order listings, I may look into offering more base options in the future, but not yet.

There are currently five ribbon colour options for all orders - black, navy, teal green, deep red, and royal purple. Again, I may look into offering more ribbon options in the future, but not yet.

If you have any opinions on or desires for additional colour options, please get in touch and let me know.

Seller details
Jessica Agg
Flat 1 Clent Lodge
14 Cranham Rd
CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire GL52 6BQ
United Kingdom