I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love books.
There is infinite magic between those pages and a unique form of a “relationship” with fictional characters you grow to love. How can simple words take you to a different planet? Bring to life someone’s crooked smile? Carry their echoing words in an abandoned cathedral?
Books evoke emotion.
One such book (in the vast millions) brought me to Etsy one evening, searching hopelessly for a piece of jewelry to carry around a character’s name. **cough cough** Rowan Whitethorn **cough cough** – and, in the end, I did what a lot of (raving mad) creative souls do. I said, out loud:
“I can do this myself.”
And I did.
I created a necklace and from there spiraled, out of control, another bookish obsession + a lot of trial and error. I wanted to take just a few minutes this month and share my ever growing love of DIY book jewelry in this edition of a personal post.
I welcome anyone to join me over at the Facebook Page and/or check Gypsy Pearls out on Instagram = @gypsypearls2 — I LOVE meeting new people through “book-love”, you know? There is something instantly-connective about sharing your favorite book with someone else.
Here’s a few pieces I’ve made over the past few months…
They say: “Do more of what sets your soul on fire.” In my personal opinion, you’re a lucky human if you can find a hobby that blends togethers all your greatest loves. In my case: books, jewelry, working with my hands, meeting new people, and craft fairs! (Mostly because there’s usually cheeseburgers or kettle corn involved. Let’s be real.)
What are some of YOUR favorite hobbies? Share in a comment below.