Letterpress Necklace (Gold Plate)

$75.00
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A few years back, Erica took an intensive course at the New York Center for Book Arts, where she learned to use a 100-year old printing press. She instantly saw jewelry potential in the moveable iron type that's meant to be hand-set, letter by letter. The school generously offered to donate a treasure trove of type that had been worn down by decades of normal use. Saved from the smelter, these now-obsolete tools have been cast in aluminum and reborn as pendants.  

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  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: 14k gold-plated aluminum pendant, 14k gold-plated brass chain. 
  • Measurements: bar pendants are 1" long and 1/8" to 1/4" wide.  Total necklace length is 22". 
  • We have every letter of the alphabet, and you can choose whether you want one, two, or three letters on your necklace. Sorry, we can't accommodate specific size, font style, upper- or lower- case preferences; let us pick type for you from our always-rotating stock. Please note that your two letters may or may not be a different size and/or typeface.
  • Indicate which letters you'd like in the "notes" field below—without this information, we can't complete your order!

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In 1455, the Gutenberg Bible was one of the first books to be mass-produced using movable metal type and a printing press.  Human communication changed forever.  

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