Jeremy May Transforms Vintage Books Into Layered Jewelry

Jewelry maker Jeremy May designs wearable pieces from the layered pages of old books, turning their content into unusual works that are nearly impossible to trace back to their paper origin. To do these multi-shaped works, May first laminates hundreds of sheets of paper together. He then creates the shape of the piece and ends it off with a high gloss coating. After production, May often inserts the works back into the books, bringing the transformed and bright pages back to their material source.

Despite many of the pieces lose the words and images on the book’s original pages, some preserve hints of the jewelry’s former life in snippets of text or photos that make it onto the final piece. Each jewelry he produces is formed through a book that May finds inspiring, allowing the jewelry’s content to match its pleasing aesthetic.

via My Modern Met