Red Book Pin [metal brooch] foldformed jewelry for bibliophiles

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Red Book Pin [metal brooch] foldformed jewelry for bibliophiles

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A small book hand-forged from copper and brass sheet, to be worn on the lapel, hat, scarf, or what have you.

A book pin is the perfect gift for librarians, new graduates, writers, book club members, English majors, History majors, booksellers, book artists, book collectors, and bibliophiles of all sorts.

Book pins are 1 inch high, and 1¼ to 1½ inches wide.

Each book pin is unique. We offer them in red, red-orange, and brown), but the colors occur naturally with heating the copper pages during the making of the book, so they are extremely variable - see the many pictures to see some of the variation within each colorway. Use this page to order red book pins.

Each book is hand-scribed so that it appears to have text on the open pages, but no, they don't actually say anything.

Each book pin comes in a jewelry box, on a card with information about our studio.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

We created the book pin not merely because we are bibliophiles ourselves, but because the form evolved naturally out of the process of foldforming. We forge these books one at a time, by folding and hammering two pieces of copper and one of brass all together, forming the spine of the book by hammering in a vice. The book itself is held together entirely mechanically, by the forging process alone, without any solder (though of course the pin back is soldered on). No two will ever be the same.

Materials Used

Brass, copper, nickel pin-back.

More Info

A book pin is the perfect gift for librarians, new graduates, writers, book club members, English majors, History majors, booksellers, book artists, book collectors, and bibliophiles of all sorts.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Copper, brass, nickel pin back

Color: Bronze

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We ship to US addresses only. Items listed on Artfire will usually be shipped within one or two business days of order unless otherwise noted; we will contact the buyer if there is a delay. Jewelry will usually ship by USPS. Larger items generally go by UPS. Any item may be returned within 30 days. Returns must be packaged with at least as much protection as they had when they were sent, and insured for their full value. We will refund the purchase price (but not the cost of return shipping) when we receive the returned item in good condition. If an item is damaged in shipping, let us know, and we will issue a call tag to have it returned to us at our expense. We will replace the item as soon as possible, or if it is a one-of-a-kind piece, we will make other arrangements with the purchaser.

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