Category Archives: Literary Jewelry

Posts about my handmade literary jewelry for book lovers inspired by classic books, poems, and literature.

Christmas With Dickens

Christmas is coming and things are getting very merry indeed with these two festive holiday outfits inspired by Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. First up, we have a casual Christmas outfit that is sure to fill you with Christmas cheer as you go throughout your day! With a Christmas Carol Ring from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop and cheery accessories in classic red tartan, this fun and festive outfit is perfect for trimming the tree, wrapping holiday gifts, or curling up with a good book by the fire.  (Psst. Don’t miss out on my Christmas Giveaway and the chance to win a Christmas Carol ring of your own. Click here for more details.)

 

Christmas With Tiny Tim

 

With elegant Christmas jewelry inspired by A Christmas Carol and a gorgeous Christmas Carol book purse by Novel Creations, this beautiful holiday party outfit combines the vintage style of Christmas past with the modern sophistication of Christmas present and is sure to be a treasured part of your holiday traditions for many Christmases yet to be.

 

A Christmas Carol
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Twelve (Bookish) Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas, book lovers! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in here with this bookish gift guide of lovely literary gifts for all your favorite bookworms and bibliophiles. I am currently offering a 15% discount on everything in the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop so it’s a great time to treat yourself to something pretty inspired by your favorite books or to cross a few more people off your holiday shopping list. So grab a cup of Christmas tea and sing along with me as I present the Twelve (Bookish) Days of Christmas! Enjoy!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Tea with Mr. Darcy,

Tea at Pemberley, Pride and Prejudice Necklace

Tea at Pemberley, Pride and Prejudice Necklace

 

 

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: two Sherlock Rings,

Sherlock Holmes Friendship Rings

Sherlock Holmes Friendship Rings

 

 

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Three Musketeers,

Three Musketeers Friendship Bracelet

Three Musketeers Friendship Bracelet

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four Jane Eyre birds,

Jane Eyre "I Am No Bird" Quote Pendant

Jane Eyre “I Am No Bird” Pendant

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: FIVE GATSBY RINGS!

Great Gatsby Rings

The Great Gatsby Ring

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: love so kind and patient,

1 Corinthians 13 Pearl Drop Jewelry

1 Corinthians 13 Pearl Drop Necklace and Earrings

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a puckish Shakespeare fairy,

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Bracelet

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bracelet

 

On the eight day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a very special wardrobe,

Narnia Lamp-Post Brooch

Narnia Lamp-Post Brooch

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: tea with the Mad Hatter,

Alice in Wonderland Tea Necklace

Alice in Wonderland Tea Necklace

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: romantic Les Mis earrings,

Les Miserables Earrings

Les Miserables Earrings

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a kiss from Peter Pan,

Peter Pan Kiss Bracelet

Peter Pan Thimble and Acorn Bracelet

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a Dickens Christmas blessing,

Dickens' A Christmas Carol Ring

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Ring

 

Thanks for checking out my Twelve (Bookish) Days of Christmas gift guide! If you love what you saw here, be sure to visit my Etsy shop and take a look at more of my handmade literary jewelry.  And until next time, take care, and as Tiny Tim would say, “God bless us, every one!”

 

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Classic Christmas Style

It’s the first day of Advent, which means the Christmas season is official upon us. In honor of this most wonderful time of year, I decided to put together a holiday outfit that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. I wanted something that felt timeless and classic so I started with a luxurious cashmere sweater, a plaid skirt, and knee-high boots. As the perfect finishing touch on this beautiful Christmas outfit, I added three Nativity bracelets from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop. Each of these silver bangle bracelets depicts a different Nativity scene, including a manger scene with the Holy Family gathered around the Baby Jesus in His manger, a Christmas Angel delivering glad tidings to the shepherds, and the Three Wise Men following the Star of Bethlehem. With Bible verse charms with text from the nativity story as told in the Books of Matthew and Luke, these handmade Christmas stacking bracelets can be worn on their own or together as a wearable nativity set that celebrates the reason for the season.

Come Let Us Adore Him

 

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Until next time, take care and merry Christmas!

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Getting Cozy With Sherlock Holmes

This time of year is always a little bit crazy for me. With the holidays fast approaching, there’s always too much to do and I have to forcibly remind myself to take a little time to rest and recharge. I don’t know about you but my idea of self-care is to carve some time out of my busy schedule to relax with a good book and a cup of tea. And so for this week’s bibliophile style guide, I decided to create a cozy autumn outfit perfect for reading the day away.

 

Cozy Reader

 

I started with a warm and comfy cabled sweater and added a Sherlock Holmes bracelet from C. S. Literary Jewelry’s line of Leather – Bound Book Bracelets. Add in some fun Sherlock accessories, (like this Sherlock travel mug and messenger bag), and I am all set for an awesome day of reading and relaxation.

What do you think, book lovers? What do you look for in the perfect self-care day? Let me know in the comments below!

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Until next time, take care and happy reading!

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Five Fabulous Gift Ideas For Fiction – Loving Friends

With the holidays just around the corner, here is a helpful gift guide of five great Christmas gift ideas for all kinds of book-loving bestie.

The Adventurous Friend
Perfect Gift Idea: Three Musketeers Friendship Bracelet

The Adventurous Friend’s love of excitement and fun is only matched by their loyalty to the friend at their side. They’re the friend you can count to mix things up and they will always have your back when you get in trouble – although to be fair, they probably had a hand in getting you in trouble in the first place! And what better way to celebrate your Adventurous Friend’s love of action and books than with a friendship bracelet inspired by the swashbuckling bff’s, The Three Musketeers. (See also: this Three Musketeers Ring)

 

The Kindred Spirit
Perfect Gift Idea: Tea With Anne of Green Gables Necklace

Everyone should have a Kindred Spirit in their life, the kind of friend who knows how quirky and weird you can be and still loves you! The Kindred Spirit is the type of friend who has seen you through every scrape and blunder and is always there with a cup of tea and unfailing love and support. Personalized with your choice of teacup and teapot charms, my Tea with Anne of Green Gables necklace is the perfect choice for a best friend gift that is as quirky and unique as your kindred spirit is! (See also this Kindred Spirit Friendship Ring.)

 

Sisters Forever
Perfect Gift Idea: Sense and Sensibility Stacking Bracelets

Sometimes your best friend is family and sometimes it just feels that way but either way, you can’t go wrong with these stacking bangle bracelets inspired by the Dashwood sisters from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. (See also: Sense and Sensibility Tea Necklace and Tea With the Little Women Necklace).

 

The Other Half
Perfect Gift Idea: Sherlock Holmes Friendship Ring

Where would Sherlock Holmes be without his trusted friend, Dr. Watson. Both Holmes and Watson bring something to the friendship that the other is sorely lacking and their lives, not to mention the mystery genre, is certainly the better for it!  For your Other Half, I recommend these Sherlock Holmes Friendship Rings. Perfect for the bff that is the Watson to your Sherlock (or vice versa), these rings come individually and in a two-ring set. (Purchase the set and save 10%!)

For more great Christmas gift ideas inspired by books and literature, visit the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop or check back here for more holiday gift guides for book lovers and bibliophiles!

Until then, take care and happy reading!

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November at C. S. Literary Jewelry

Don’t Miss The C. S. Literary Jewelry Thanksgiving Sale
November 17th, 2017

November is shaping up to be an exciting month here at C. S. Literary Jewelry. In just a few weeks, shops and businesses everywhere will be kicking off the holiday season and rolling out their Black Friday deals. But I’ll be kicking things off a little earlier with my annual Thanksgiving Sale. Every year on the Friday before Black Friday, I hold a special, one-day sale. Available EXCLUSIVELY to my newsletter subscribers, this sale is my way of giving thanks for the wonderful customers that have supported C. S. Literary Jewelry throughout the year. And, while I am planning some great deals for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the truth is that my Thanksgiving Sale is my biggest event of the year and you won’t want to miss it!

This year, I am offering a 30% discount on everything in the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop. If you’d like to save on beautiful holiday gifts for book lovers, click here to subscribe to my mailing list and you’ll receive an email with the exclusive coupon code on the morning of the sale.

Until then, take care and happy reading!!

 

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes With a Bookish Twist

Halloween is just days away and I am still scrambling to put together my costume. If you’re like me and looking for a last-minute Halloween costume with a bookish twist, here are some ideas you may want to consider.

 

 

Hamlet

 

Shakespeare’s Hamlet gets a modern makeover with this Halloween look for theatre lovers.  All you need for this “biker Bard” outfit is some distressed denim, black leather books and jacket, a skull, this cool Hamlet tee from FictionalFoxDesigns and this literary leather bracelet from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.

 

Casual Halloween Monster

This Halloween outfit was inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Casual and comfortable, all you need for this Frankenstein costume is some Halloween makeup, a green top, and this Frankenstein Leather Bracelet. Put it all together and you have the perfect costume for scaring up some Halloween fun or a relaxed evening at home, munching Halloween candy and reading.

What do you think, book lovers? Which of my bookish Halloween costumes do you like the best? Let me know in the comments below!

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A Poetic Christmas

The Rain in Portugal: New PoemsThe Rain in Portugal: New Poems by Billy Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The holiday season is a crazy time with gifts to buy and wrap, holiday meals to prepare, and Christmas parties to attend so it can be a little hard to find a lot of time to read. When this happens, I like to pull out a book of poems. Poetry is perfect for hectic times because it can be consumed in small bites and because it reminds us to slow down and experience the moment rather than rushing through it. This year my poetry book was Billy Collin’s latest collection, The Rain in Portugal. I am never disappointed when I pick up a Billy Collin’s book but I particularly enjoyed this one because I had the opportunity to hear the poet read a few of the poems at a poetry reading a while back. (As a side note, I just want to mention that Billy Collins is a wonderful reader and speaker, as well as a wonderful poet, and if you have the opportunity to see him read in person, I highly recommend you go!)

Ask anyone who knows me and they will you tell that I have an obsession with T. S. Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock so it comes as no surprise that my favorite poem in the collection was “Note to J. Alfred Prufrock.” And “Note to Prufrock” wasn’t the only allusion to great poems and poets in this collection. One of my favorites things about Collins as a poet is that his poetry reads as a love letter to poetry, which makes it a poetry lover’s dream come true.

The Rain in Portugal also contains a playful look at rhymes, a wistful meeting between the poet and the sister he never had, and a interesting take on the cosmology of the universe involving Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. All in all, The Rain in Portugal will make a wonderful addition to my poetry book collection and would make a lovely holiday gift for a poetry lover.

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Looking for more holiday gifts for poetry lovers? Check out this lovely gift guide: 15 Gifts That Poetry Readers Will Be Overjoyed To Unwrap This Holiday by bustle.com or visit the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for handmade jewelry inspired  by your favorite poems and poetry.

Need more Christmas gift ideas for book lovers? These holiday gift guides have some great suggestions:

That’s it for me today but I would love to hear from you. What’s your favorite collection of poetry to read when life gets crazy? Let me know in the comments below. And until next time, take care and happy reading!!

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