Found: 5 Handmade Bookmarks That Are Cooler Than Cool

Been thinking that bookmarks are just for over-zealous middle graders? Think again! Reclaim your love of print and employ one of these wonderful handmade bookmarks to remind you exactly where you left off!

It may not sound like a big deal, but a beautiful and well-constructed bookmark can put any book (new or old) in a fresh light. Can’t believe it? Try it and see! And know that there’s something for every taste, no matter how quirky or… minimalist. Just saying, maybe you’ll even end up considering one or two of these as gifts for the other avid readers in your life. ;)

1. Gift Book Bookmark Aluminium Wood by MaaPstudio

1 Gift Book Bookmark Aluminium Wood

MaaPstudio specializes in handmade artisan porcelain and sterling silver jewelry. Their products are beautiful, dreamy and impressively well crafted pieces of art. So it should come as no surprise that this bookmark matches their jewelry creation in each and every way. Everything from the concept to the execution and all the way to the overall allure of the finished object is streamlined and polished to perfection. Hand made out of walnut and aluminum, this bookmark was inspired by the British wildlife and its iconic garden bird, the robin. So dainty and pretty! Find it via the link above.

Available from MaaPstudio

2. Handmade Leather Bookmark by UnicornVibration

2 Handmade bookmark

The owner of this incredible shop aims to have as low an impact on the environment as possible, an endeavor that is directly apparent in the way the products are made. All of them are crafted out of recycled, found, vintage or second hand materials. Second hand, found or hand made tools and art supplies were employed in the process. And such an impressive dedication shows: this pair of leather bookmarks is as authentic as it gets. They are made using recycled leather, then decorated with vintage beads and wrapped in recycled copper wire. There’s only one word that can properly describe the result: amazing! Click the link above to explore the shop and see the product.

Available from UnicornVibration

3. Microbiology Science Bookmark by LoveBacteriaArt

3 Microbiology Science Bookmark

This bookmark would make such an original gift for that scientist friend of yours! It comes from LoveBacteriaArt, a shop that firmly believes art and science belong together. This fun bookmark is hand made using a linoleum block and green linseed oil ink, resulting in a drawing that is hand-burnished onto a sturdy, recycled card. The backside of the bookmark has the name of the shop stamped on in black ink. Oh, and the bookmark can be ordered either with or without a tassel. The tassels are made of cotton and are hand braided, with four color options available. Make sure to check out the original listing and see them in detail. :)

Available from LoveBacteriaArt

4. Metal Bookmark With A Windmill by Paraschis

4 Metal bookmark with a windmill

Dealing in metal micro sculptures made from scratch, the Paraschis shop is filled with products that are amazingly intricate. Most of them resemble real-life objects, just like this bookmark, while others walk a finer line between real-life affinity and fantastical interpretations. They’re something that must be seen to be believed! And while you’re over there, do take a closer look at this bookmark. Like all the other items from this seller, it is hand made from start to finish with incredible attention to detail. Click over to check it out!

Available from Paraschis

5. Unique Leather Bookmark (Book Corner) by LEMBERTONE

5 Leather Bookmark

Sticking to its “All We Need Is Simple” tagline, this original shop highlights leather goods that are simple in form, yet everyday practical. The perfect example? A quaint book corner! Made out of leather and hand stitched with white waxed thread, it boasts burnished edges that give it a smooth and elegant look. Needless to say, it would make a lovely gift for a passionate reader! And when it comes to color, you can choose between brown and light brown. Sleek! Visit the original listing for all the details.

Available from LEMBERTONE

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