Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Clutch
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Clutch


    This is a stunning, bespoke creation celebrating Mark Twain's classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  This is part of my upcycled, eco-friendly range - meaning that everything hs been recycled and turned into a truly unique, wearable piece of art! 


    The hardcover is an original edition from 1983, and is in excellent condition for its relatively old age. The cover has been perfectly matched with a vintage-inspired gold fabric clutch, featuring an elegant gold-toned clasp and shoulder chain. The short shoulder chain measures 38.5cms in length, and can be easily detached or slipped inside the clutch, so you can mix up your look. 


    Please note: The book cover is in excellent condition, but there is a minor tear measuring 3mm in the top right corner of the cover. This minor blemish is barely noticeable and if anything, adds to the vintage character of the book. 



    Length: 21cms

    Height: 15cms

    Width: 4cms at base, 2.5cms at top.


    This is a small-sized clutch and will hold only items such as a small coin purse, cards and cash. It will possibly fit a phone, but please check dimensions below. 


    Care and Instructions:

    To preserve the life of your unique book clutch, ensure that you avoid any water, spills or damp surfaces. The book cover has not been laminated to preserve its matte, vintage finish, so please treat your clutch in the same way that you would a beloved and treasured book. 


    About Bookanook Studio:

    Your book clutch has been handmade with love from my studio on the Central Coast of NSW. All books are sourced from second hand stores and pre-loved shops – so no new or unread books are damaged in the process. Yay to that! Clutches (unless specified in the description above) are also sourced from pre-loved stores and upcycled – part of the art of making a book clutch involves lovingly selecting clutches and purses that match the colour, theme and dimensions of the book. Please note: The upcycled purses/clutches and books may have minor flaws or imperfections consistent with their age, but this will not detract from their unique and beautiful, handmade look. These will be clearly stated in the description above.


    Manuscripts of books are reused for art projects, book sculptures and scrap booking, so nothing goes to waste. My business philosophy is to recycle and reuse – and to ultimately transform unloved books into wearable pieces of art for book fans to enjoy. I hope you enjoy your book clutch and get as much satisfaction from showing it off as I do making them.


    Yours in Books,

    Michelle. x