Reader, Writer, Reviewer

Book Craft – Pendant


I walked outside today and saw an estate sale sign next door so of course I had to check it out.  I found a 1920’s volume of 4 Shakespeare plays for $1 and a beautiful antique box that I’m going to repurpose in the near future to use as my letter box.  They also had a gorgeous antique desk that I was salivating over and I probably could have gotten a great deal on, but alas, there is no space for it in my house.  But I was most happy to have found the book to repurpose.  I  got inspiration for this project here, but I’m not much of a big earring person, so instead I made a pendant for a necklace.

All I did was pick a pretty passage from Henry IV, cut it out and wrapped it around a piece of corrugated cardboard like a present with a liberal amount of Mod Podge (is there anything decoupaging can’t do?).  Add some jewlery wire and some seed beads and voila!  I chose green because I have a new shirt this would look awesome with.

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

3 thoughts on “Book Craft – Pendant

  1. What a fun idea…love it!
    Beth 🙂

  2. Pingback: Crafting a Green World | recycled crafts, tutorials, DIY, and green crafts

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