Lovers of literature will enjoy these beautiful, handmade brooches created by London-based artist Sarah of House of Ismay. The decorative pins are constructed from reclaimed wood covered with the original, worn out pages from many classic books. The adorable little keepsakes are a perfect way to hold your favorite book close to your heart.

Each handmade product is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that features important character names or well-known excerpts and quotes. Sarah pairs the writing from the different stories with relevant shapes. Text from Of Mice and Men is pasted on top of a small mouse while text from Alice in Wonderland is featured on a hand-cut rabbit. She then seals the design with several coats of varnish and attaches a steel brooch pin to the back.

The artist chooses to use repurposed materials because she says, "Using recycled and reclaimed vintage materials helps to create products that have an instant feeling of history and familiarity."

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  • Maybe lovers of literature don't like ripped classics. It's just an idea, but If you do not want the book, take it to a library or a secondhand bookshop and it will give joy to somebody else... Sorry, I felt a bit sad looking at the samples..

  • i would actually love to own some of these!

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