Introducing Alicia Craft


Thank you to Alicia Notarainni for providing me with this product for review. This does not impact my opinion of her products in any way.

With the growing trend of literature-inspired jewelry in various online shops, I am happy to introduce Alicia Craft by my dear friend, Alicia Notarainni, whose online store offers a wide array of necklaces and personalized crafts inspired by your favorite stories. Among her recent products, which I have grown to admire, is her Pride and Prejudice book necklace: a miniature copy of Jane Austen's most beloved novel hanging from its chain, fit for every bookworm. With this in hand, I see it fit to offer time to share my thoughts on this product from Alicia Craft.


Packaging



This little book necklace arrived at my local post office in a cute, silver little box that encased the book necklace in a small, fluffy cushion. I definitely was not expecting it to come in a cute box because I actually anticipated those velvet drawstring bags I normally see in Etsy; however, the fact that it came in with this sort of packaging definitely made me happy as well! It was neat and appropriate for this type of handmade jewelry, and the ribbon that tightly shut the box was a plus-one to the presentation.

It also fits quite right in my hand, and I find it to be better than the typical velvet drawstring bags because it gives an element of surprise when you untie that ribbon to find a cute miniature copy of Pride and Prejudice—one of my most favorite classics ever!


Presentation


The actual miniature book looks exactly as it had looked like in Alicia's website, which also satisfied me in a way that I had nothing to feel disappointed over. The size of the book was just right, and although the length of the chain may vary upon order or request, I was really happy with how Alicia professionally got the length right!

The only problem I was worried about, though, was the fact that the pages inside and the book itself may be susceptible to certain things, typically rain or water, as it may be damaged easily by liquid. Soaking this gorgeous necklace should definitely be out of question! 

But other than that, I love how it looks! The printing of the book cover was okay, and I love how you can open its pages and stuff. It actually feels like having an actual book dangling on your neck!


This is how the pages of the book look like. Alicia allows custom changes on how you want your book to look like! I got my miniature book to be able to open its pages, but I decided against the idea of taking a picture of it wide open to prevent bending the spine or fold its pages..



Appeal


I love the feel of the book necklace around my neck, as I feel that it proudly reflects my bookworm personality to everyone. I love showing off this necklace to my family members at home, and I have yet to wear it at school, though. But I am definitely not hesitating to try that out. The length of the necklace's chain falls perfectly atop my chest, neither too long nor short. It is also not at all irritable on my skin as opposed to other chain necklaces.


Thoughts


I am impressed by the Pride and Prejudice book necklace, and I would also like to thank Alicia Notarainni for gifting it to me. Made by hand by Alicia herself, I am more than satisfied by the outcome of her crafts and handiwork.

Alicia would like to give everyone a 25% off their purchase from her online store, Alicia Craft. Just type in this coupon code (jilliansbooks) when you order.

About Alicia Craft

Hi! I’m Alicia. I’m super crafty and have tried almost everything (from jewelry making to woodworking to knitting to sculpting to sewing). I began Alicia Craft in the year 2015 with the idea that I wouldn’t be limited to any one particular craft so I could sell whatever I felt like at the time. Currently, this shop’s focus is papercraft.

When I’m not crafting, I’m reading. I’m very bookish and have a book review blog, Awesome Book Assessment. I also do freelance editing (fiction manuscripts).

I love cats (especially my cat Charlie) and apple pie and the color green. I currently live in Texas but have lived in many states (all in the south). I am also a big traveler and have been to 17 countries so far, but don’t ask me to name them all. (:

jillian etc.