A page from a too-well-loved copy of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, layered onto artist's paper and laser-cut into a 55mm tall cloud-shaped brooch or pendant, overlaid with glittering unryu-paper edging. (I picked this copy up from Healthy Planet's Books For Free shop at Stratford, where they had a box of partial copies they couldn't give away. If there's one near you, go along!)
A page from a too-well-loved copy of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, laser-cut & assembled into a five-petalled rose pendant.
Model: Matthew Wiltshire. Photography: Elly Hadaway.
A 30x40mm oval with hand-written text from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, overlaid with silver-grey winter clouds and a stark, dramatic leafless tree. This is taken from Chapter 1, when Jane is trying to hide herself away from the horrendous atmosphere of Gateshead Hall with Bewick's History of British Birds. Miss Brontë's wonderfully evocative descriptions of the harsh Hall, and the harsh wintery world outside, set a compelling stage for Jane's troubled life.
A 30x40mm oval with hand-written text from Charlotte Brontë's Villette, overlaid with winter-sky blue tissue, and a silvery painted frame like gleaming snow, varnished for a hard glossy impenetrable surface, like Lucy's surface reserve.
A battered and distressed 25x30mm rectangle, this pendant has text from Charlotte Brontë's Villette, this time fading into a warm textured background and fenced in by bare, gnarled oak branches.
A page from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, copied out by hand, overlaid with Nepalese lokta paper, cut into pendants, and varnished. Each of the pieces in this series is framed with bronze artist's acrylic and highlights a different word; the one shown is 'dangers'.
A page from Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, copied out by hand, overlaid with Nepalese lokta paper, cut into pendants, and varnished. Each of the pieces in this series is framed with black artist's acrylic and highlights a different word; the one shown is 'successes'.
Text from the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion, the story of Gwydion and Gilfaethwy (and of Goewin, and Arianrhod, and Blodeuwedd) in Old Welsh, cut to pendants to highlight particular words and names. The font these use is Hergest, by Feòrag nic Bhrìde. The particular one in the photograph highlights the name of Goewin, Math ap Mathonwy's foot-servant and later wife.