Bookmarks don’t simply serve the purpose of marking our spot; they add a bit of whimsy as they peek from the top of the page or lie in wait from inside the book. They’re tasseled, feathered, coiled, or simply rectangular. They’re intricately designed with painted scenes of our favorite characters, dragons, fairies, elves, and nature. They’re handmade with care or displayed in abundance at our local libraries. A beautiful bookmark can come in unusual shapes and designs that many of us would never consider. These are the bookmarks that deserve a place in our collections. At least mine, anyway.
Handcrafted in the shape of classical swords, these elegant and timeless vintage-style bookmarks are great for stowing inside your book until your next read. The shiny, deep brown tassels and intricate engraving along the hilt and blade look natural and effortlessly designed as if this sword could’ve existed in a long-ago world. Bookmarks like these would easily fit in my collection. They certainly are quite beautiful and unusually whimsical, and they display a delicate quality that truly seals the deal for me. I’m sold, but what about you, dear book lovers?
A bookmark bundle with varying, vividly unique renditions of the sun, moon and stars? A definite buy in my book (pun intended!) Printed on both sides with ethereally intricate detail, these unusually unique bookmarks make me feel as if I’m floating among the stars. They would surely make my collection stand out in the most charming, out-of-this-world way.
What a delightfully unusual find this zinc alloy feather metal bookmark is! A vintage style bookmark that’s 100 percent crafted by hand features a 3D butterfly and dried flower bead pendant. To accompany the bookmark, a thumb book page holder is made with quality resin and handmade with dried flower and butterfly patterns. This bookmark is quite fanciful and sends me spinning through a meadow of colorful flora or dancing among exotic trees. Books aren’t the only thing that can take you on an adventure.
Unique and elegant, these twin lotus metal bookmarks are certainly a thankful find. The detail, the soft colors, the floral design all come together to create a simplistic yet otherworldly bookmark duo. It’s said that the lotus is a symbol of luck and romantic love between partners. Time to test these out on that fantasy couple I’ve been shipping for the last hundred pages!
This unusual silvertone spoon theory bookmark is charmed with a spoon of “courage” and an awareness ribbon that dangles from it. The elegant curve of this handmade metal and resin bookmark beauty coupled with the vintage silver hue makes for a perfect addition to any bookmark lover’s collection.
Unusually and uniquely constructed, these delicate bookmarks are made of high-quality brass and certainly makes for a gorgeous find among the many floating out there in the bookmark ether. They truly stand out with their lotus, gingko, and Dhalia leaf designs, and they are handmade to boot. A lovely placeholder to mark your pages.
Glow in the dark bookmarks — a truly remarkable and uncommon find! These zinc alloy pieces are durable and adorable. And to get that nice glow under darkness, a special layer of resin is used to cover their surfaces. These enchanting bookmarks also come in various styles: dragon, owl, cross, and butterfly. A dreamy fit for my collection that I could surely see myself using time and time again, even if to simply see it glow. What’s say you, bookmark lovers?
One glimpse at this gorgeous, otherworldly bookmark certainly made my heart flutter. The bold purple and turquoise that makes this bookmark look more 3D is honestly eye-catching. A handmade wonder with a nice tassel to slip over your finger when handling this beauty made of paper, silk thread, and laminating pouch to keep it pristine. Seemingly made with care, this one is sure to last with the end of one story and the beginning of a new one.
These are only a handful of bookmarks that stopped me in my tracks and made me take a second look. A wonderful discovery for a bookish lover who enjoys seeking out uniquely odd bookmarks. I must say, they’d all be perfect for my collection and dearest bookmark lovers, possibly yours too.
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