Literary Cufflinks

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


created by

Laura Bruland Shields

read more about the maker

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

“I like to think of it as a collaboration between me and the books: I aim to showcase their individual personalities into one-of-a-kind jewelry.”

With a formidable collection of wool felt she inherited from her late grandmother, Laura Bruland Shields began her design journey. She started by toying with laser cutting and a wide range of fabrics, and ended up discovering a way to repurpose one of her favorite objects: books. Now, Laura laser cuts literary works and fuses them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. With the help of her husband, Julien, and their small team, she designs from her studio in Oakland, California.

Learn more about how Laura's pins are sustainable solutions to a growing recycling problem in our interview with her on the blog.

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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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Because of the unique source materials, each item may vary slightly from photo.

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Wonderful gift!


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!

Memphis, Tennessee



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