What was once called the 'pound' sign is now the symbol to share information globally. This necklace celebrates the popularity of the hashtag through repurposed book covers, and appropriately uses text pages from book interiors as its pattern. It hangs on an 18" brass chain with lobster claw clasp. The pendant is roughly 1" square.
In 2008, Laura Bruland decided to launch Yes & Yes Designs by experimenting with a wide range of materials including wool felt inherited from her grandmother. In 2010, she joined Techshop and started playing playing around with laser cutting. She started laser cutting different materials, trying to repurpose anything she could find, until one day in 2012 she cut her first book. She was immediately hooked and started hunting down books. She found that thousands of them are thrown away each year in the Bay Area alone. So she started collecting unwanted, falling apart, or outdated books and started giving them new life. Today, Laura, with the help of her partner, Julien Shields, laser cut and assemble all jewelry themselves in California.