I frequently troll eBay for romance novel covers, cover art, and original paintings used for romances, though I haven’t bought a painting that I liked. Then I had another thought: what about Etsy? Oh, ho! Etsy, a treasure trove of badass shit, is flush with old romance novels remade into curiousities and functional items.
Old Harlequin romances remade into plastic business card holders are a hot item, at least, they are in my purse. I have one, a gift from a clever personwho bought herself a similar item made from the cover of “The Pink Phaeton.” How can you not love a pink Phaeton? Those pink phaetons, they are irresistible.
There are pages crafted into naughty pendant jewelry, the more salacious the better. “His tongue probed?” You bet it did. What better sentiment to imprison under glass?
Like pop art? There’s some of that, too.
Romance novels are also harvested for notebooks. Instead of being bashful about carrying your favorite trashy book, flaunt your diva-licious ironic use of sultry embraces and mantitty with a handmade notebook.
My favorite? “maked” has a few made of more recent Harlequins, including this rather steamy cover from Jill Shalvis’ Shadow Hawk.