About Novel Ideas
Hello and welcome to Novel Ideas!
My name is Laura and I create unique and personalized book folding art. Each piece of art is handcrafted by me, each and every fold.
These handmade, personalized gifts are made from recycled/upcycled books. The range of designs available is endless, so if you are after something specific then please get in touch and I will endeavor to help.
Book Fold Sculptures truly make unique, personalized keepsakes and gifts for yourself and loved ones.
I am based in Saratoga Springs, New York and completely self-taught in the art of book folding.
Why and How?
Books tell stories, but they have their own history: some will never know an owner, others will pass from hand to hand, others will be forgotten on a bench in a park or in the subway. And then there are those who will sleep in a library without ever having been read or conversely novels that have been read 10 times by the same owner.
Making sculptures from used books is to give them a second life. The method I use is personal and takes me time and research to arrive at such an accurate rendering. These books that I sculpt are folded, not cut. Each sculpture takes many hours and much patience to design, calculate, measure and fold.
I create sculptures to order. Depending on the personality of the recipient of the sculpture, tastes and passions. Then, with great patience, I give birth to the desired book origami. By opening this site, I wanted both a souvenir of various books that I could create and pursue my creative work.
Book Art Info
These unique, custom, handmade keepsakes are created by carefully folding each individual page of a recycled/upcycled book and can be customized for any word, name, initials, numbers, dates and shapes. Simply specify your preferred design when ordering. Or contact me to discuss your custom piece.
Book Art looks great on a book shelf, desk, coffee table or anywhere there is a flat surface.
*** These Books DO NOT come embellished *** To add embellishments, please contact me. There will be an additional cost for this.
*** Please note, this book is MADE TO ORDER. These photos are ONLY a representation of the book you will receive.
*** Please do not request any specific book. (If you would like me to check out a specific book, you would need to provide me with some information about that book.) Not every book is suitable for this folded book art. I choose books based on pages and thickness. Books are chosen randomly. Color of the hard cover will vary. However, if you want to avoid a certain color, please do let me know.
TURN AROUND TIME:
Allow 7-10 Business Day's after your purchase for item to be created. If this item needs to be shipped, an additional packaging and shipping cost will be added to US locals. If out of US, please speak with me regarding shipping.
Folded Book Art makes a great conversation piece, and with such a variety of words and pictures that can be folded into a book, you can give unique and thoughtful gifts to those you know and love.
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I hope you enjoy your shopping experience here at Novel Ideas and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries.
Thank you for stopping by!