Category Archives: Literary Jewelry

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

Halloween Party at Gatsby’s

You’re invited to a Halloween party at Gatsby’s house with this bookish Halloween costume inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald! This fun and flirty flapper girl outfit captures all the Jazz Age glamor and excess of the 1920s while beautiful Great Gatsby book jewelry from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop adds just a touch of bookish charm for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

The Great Gatsby

 

What do you think, book lovers? Are you ready to Charleston the night away with Gatsby and Daisy this Halloween? And what book lovers Halloween costume should I feature next? Let me know in the comments! And if you are looking for more Halloween costume inspiration, you can:

Until next time, take care and happy reading!

 

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Quoth the Raven… A Poetic Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Costume

Quoth The Raven...

 

Celebrate Halloween in poetic style with a Halloween costume inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe poem, The Raven. One thing I love about this Raven costume is that it is all about the accessories. You can go as crazy as you like with the outfit itself or you could opt to go with a basic little black dress and it would work just as well. You can also play around with the overall tone of your raven costume. I opted for a Goth style costume with a black lace top, a fringed skirt (to suggest the Raven’s feathers) and these stunning black lace boots. I added a black lace choker, raven feather earrings, one of Novel Creations’ gorgeous Edgar Allan Poe Book purses (a stylish way to carry all your candy from trick or treating), and a Raven Ring from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for lots of Gothic flair and drama.   But substitute a pair of ripped black jeans, a black t-shirt, (may I suggest this one), add a black leather jacket, and swap out the lace boots for combat boots and you have a pretty awesome Punk Poe costume. A black corset and a black feathered boa makes a sexier, burlesque-style raven, while a Raven top-hat and this awesome Raven walking-stick gives your Raven costume a cool Steampunk vibe.  So many options!!! Add a Raven mask like the one shown above or skip the mask and go wild with hair and makeup. It’s up to you.

For more Edgar Allan Poe – inspired Halloween fun, check out this Pinterest board of ideas for a Raven – themed Halloween Party!

Stay tuned for more book – themed Halloween costumes and ideas and inspiration for literary Halloween celebrations. Until then, happy reading!

 

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Welcome October!

Literary Jewelry for Fall

Celebrate the gorgeous colors of fall with beautiful book jewelry in golden autumn tones. Visit the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop to see lovely handmade jewelry inspired by your favorite books and poems, including my:

And if you are in the Long Island area, be sure to stop by and see my work in person at the Long Island Women’s EXPO. You can get a head start on your holiday shopping, pick up a little treat for yourself, and support wonderful women entrepreneurs!! Hope to see you there!!

Long Island Women's EXPO 2016

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Autumn at 221B Baker Street

Give your fall fashion a little literary flair with this Sherlock Holmes outfit. Inspired by the famous Arthur Conan Doyle mystery books, this fall outfit is perfect for autumn adventures, solving mysteries with Sherlock and Watson and features a classic woolen dress, a plaid blanket scarf in gorgeous earth tones, knee high boots, and a handmade Sherlock Holmes Book Brooch from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.

Autumn at 221B Baker Street

Want to see more like this? Elementary, my dear book lovers!

Until next time, take care and happy reading!!

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Celebrating F. Scott Fitzgerald in Gatsby Style

Happy Birthday to F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, who was born on this day in 1896. I am celebrating the day with a re-read of The Great Gatsby and some handmade Great Gatsby jewelry inspired by Fitzgerald’s classic story of obsessive love and Jazz – age excess. Visit the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop to see my full collection of book jewelry inspired by The Great Gatsby.

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The latest edition of the C. S. Literary Jewelry newsletter is out! If you haven’t joined my mailing list yet, here’s what you missed:

NEW ARRIVALS:

Check out the latest additions to my collection of literary rings. Inspired by The Three Musketeers, The Great Gatsby, and Romeo and Juliet, these new mini rings pack a lot of bookish style in a small package, making them the perfect literary jewelry for book lovers who prefer a more subtle look. They are also small enough to wear comfortably while typing, reading, or working with your hands, which means you can wear them almost anywhere!

BACK TO SCHOOL SALE:

It’s hard to believe but the summer is almost over and it’s time to head back to school. I am celebrating the start of a new school year with my annual Back to School Sale! Save 10% on everything in the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop with the coupon code: APPLE16. (Offer ends 9/5/16). Click here to shop.

BACK TO SCHOOL FUNDRAISER:

First_Book_Twitter_logo.jpgI’m also teaming up with First Book to give books to kids in need. You can help by heading to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop and making a purchase. For every piece of handmade literary jewelry that I sell from now until Sept. 16th, I will donate $2 to First Book.*

The more you shop, the more money we raise to buy books for kids from low-income families, which will help them succeed academically and develop a life-long love of books and reading! You can also help me meet my fundraising goal of $100 by making a donation here on Fundly.

* Does not include: gift cards, note cards, or custom orders.

 

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It’s almost time for my favorite event of the year, the Long Island Women’s EXPO. Come join us at the Middle Country Public Library on Oct. 6th for great shopping and networking with talented women entrepreneurs. For more details, visit: http://www.womensexpoli.org/

 

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National Sisters Day With the Dashwood Sisters

I am celebrating National Sisters Day in bookish style with two Jane Austen outfits inspired by two of my favorite fictional sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. I wanted to create looks that captured Elinor’s good sense and practicality and Marianne’s romantic sensibilities but still reflected how well these two sisters compliment and complete each other. I started with a matching pair of Sense and Sensibility bangle bracelets from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop and based the color scheme for each outfit on the sweet blue and white cameo charms found in each bracelet.

Elinor Dashwood

 

 

Marianne Dashwood

 

So what do you think, book lovers? Are you more of a Elinor or a Marianne?  Let me know in the comments!

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Thanks for visiting and until next time, happy reading!!

P.S. If you love my literary fashion posts, you won’t want to miss my Book Lover Giveaway. Click here and enter to win free literary jewelry and a matching book purse by Novel Creations. (Offer ends: August 8th).

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Book Lovers’ Giveaway

Hello again, book lovers! I am so glad you are here because I have teamed up with one of my all-time favorite Etsy shops for a wonderful Book Lovers’ Giveaway. One lucky book lover will win a delightful Anne of Green Gables Book Purse by Novel Creations and a matching Anne of Green Gables Friendship Ring from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop. If’ you are a frequent visitor to the C. S. Literary Jewelry blog and have seen my book – inspired outfits, you know how much I love pairing Karen’s beautiful book purses with my handmade literary jewelry. Together these bookish accessories really add a touch of bibliophile style to almost any outfit but I am particularly smitten with this charming Anne of Green Gables set because it really captures the sunny outlook of one of my favorite fictional heroines, Anne Shirley, and has all the charm of the classic Anne of Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

See below for details on how to enter to win. The giveaway will run from August 5th – August 9th and the winner will be announced on August 10th. Good luck everyone! Have fun and happy reading!

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Edited to add: Congratulations to our winner, Joy, and thank you to all the wonderful book lovers who participated!

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