Literary Cufflinks

Adorned with unique clippings from discarded textbooks, these cufflinks are perfect for the literature lover.


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Laura Bruland Shields

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Well-Dressed Words

A book takes on a different meaning with every new reader, now this literary set of cufflinks breathes new life into discarded text and storybooks. Featuring unique clippings from the pages of aging books, each piece is laser cut and assembled by Laura Bruland Shields in her Oakland, California studio. Delicate embossing, intriguing paper weaves, and intricate patterns make each clipping unique, giving you a one-of-a-kind work of wearable art. Handmade in California.


Made in California

Laura Bruland Shields began experimenting in 2008 by with a wide range of materials, including a formidable collection of wool felt that she inherited from her grandmother. In the beginning of 2010 started playing around with laser cutting. Constantly on the hunt for exciting materials to repurpose, and being a natural bibliophile, it didn't take her long to cut into her first book. She's been hooked ever since! Now Laura designs and produces her jewelry from her own studio in Oakland, CA, with the help of her husband, Julien, and their small team.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
stainless steel, Paper
.6" dia
Cufflinks should be handled with care. Avoid contact with water. If your piece gets wet, allow it to air dry, and touch as little as possible until completely dry. Clean gently with a slightly damp towel.
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Because of the unique source materials, each item may vary slightly from photo.

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Wonderful gift!


from Memphis, Tennessee

About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

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    Best Uses

    • Casual
    • Evening Out

    Comments about LITERARY CUFFLINKS:

    I purchased this for my brother for Christmas. His style is anything but traditional, so these quirky cuff links were right up his alley. They came in the mail on time, easy to open packaging, and looked exactly as the picture. I'm so excited to give him these for Christmas!

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    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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