Free personalization on all hand dyed leather journals. To add your initials (up to 3 letters) please leave in the notes section when checking out.
In stock version has blank pages.
• Size: 5 x 7 or 9 x 6
• Leather: luxury Vegetable Tanned
• Paper: Card Stock (acid free) 110LB or as lined pages/5x 7 option- 24 lb paper.
• Page Count: 160 writing / drawing surfaces
• Binding: Classic Medieval: can be re-bound when full
• Timeline to create: 5-7 business days. Please get in contact with us for rush orders (available on some items). If the item is in stock we can ship on short notice!
• Shipping: Shipping includes a tracking number, delivery confirmation and insurance up to $100.00. Each item comes with a care card and authentication card.
• Lined pages are available under scroll down menu. There will be double the amount of pages with the 24 lb paper option.
**Also available in a Midori or Fauxdori version that can hold Moleskine Cahier notebooks.
Why We Make Books:
Books have been used for centuries to chronicle every aspect of human life and knowledge but one of the most important things books have captured over time are the stories and spirit of those who poured themselves into the pages. Our books capture the romanticism of the classic journal or artists pad by employing a classic binding, high quality leather, and blank pages to beckon the imagination. Our collection dives deeper still into the owners life as each piece is created to be a stand-alone functional piece of artwork which can be filled with treasures from their minds, hearts and lives. As works of art they can be displayed prominently on a shelf or coffee table to create an eye-catching feature. Drawing from our love of travel and the classical era these books are intended to be taken into the moments that define people and used as the scribe to capture the events of the day or maybe of a life time. The acid free pages are ideal for writing, drawing, sketching, photographs, keepsakes, souvenirs, and more. Each book can have new pages added if the user wishes to keep using the jacket or would like to add their own preferred papers in.
Notes from the studio:
How we make our pieces:
Each book in this series is meticulously hand carved, hand dyed, hand finished and hand bound. Each image carved onto these books is an original created from our inspirations, which include: fantasy, travelling to ancient ruins, history and mythology. Some of these books are also hand painted with special leather paints and overlays. The leather used is an ethically sourced tooling hide that softens in over time. All of the leather used for these books is vegetable tanned and is a byproduct of the food industry. The acid free wheat straw pages are great for: writing, drawing, sketching, pen, pencil, etc. The classic bind used on these books gives an elegant old-world finish and allows the user or local book-binding clubs to easily rebind the book with any type of paper. The dyes used are an environmentally friendly water based dye which leaves a rich hand-finished touch on each book bringing out the unique highlights, grains, and character of each piece of leather*. We use a variety of different, hand applied, finishes to both protect and emphasize the leathers natural beauty. Finishes may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following depending on the piece: high quality oils, waxes, gums, and protective coats. Each book is hand buffed once the finishes have set to give it a resilient sheen.
* Note: all colours will pick up the natural highlights and lowlights found in the leather. While these variations add a beautiful texture and character to each piece it does not give a solid colour like industrially dyed, heavily chemical dyed, leathers. Also each piece of leather, like wood, is different and has its own characteristics. These are not considered flaws.
If you're looking for a tote bag that sets you apart in a sea of similar designer handbags this tote is your answer. This tote is for the hand bag connoisseur that does not want the same bag found in the mall but still loves the functionality of a standard tote shape. This bag is also constructed by hand, and even hand dyed and carved, making it a truly functional piece of wearable art that will last and last... and guess what the leather is entirely sustainable and hand dyed with an environmentally friendly dye.
We work mainly with vegetable tanned leather, which is also a by-product of the food industry, to create each of our pieces (books, masks, armour, corsets etc). Each piece made from vegetable tanned leather is meticulously hand carved, hand dyed, and hand finished. Some of these pieces are also hand painted with special leather paints and overlays. This ethically sourced tooling hide softens in over time for a beautiful old-world finish. The dyes used are an environmentally friendly water based dye which leaves a rich hand-finished touch on each piece bringing out the unique highlights, grains, and character of each piece of leather (and not considered as flaws). We use a variety of different, hand applied, finishes to both protect and emphasize the leathers natural beauty. Finishes may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following depending on the piece: high quality oils, waxes, gums, and protective coats. Each component is hand buffed once the finishes have set to give it a resilient sheen.
Purse length is 11 3/8 inches
Height 9 inches
Width is 4.5-5 inches inches
Bag is unlined and contains dyed leather
Product Care: Please keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time, leather will slightly soften with use. Although finishing wax protects the leather please keep tote away from water, oils and perfumes. Item comes with care card.
Paragon of Design by Skrocki consists of Amy and Tanner Skrocki, who have been creating works of art in a variety of mediums (Metal, Leather, Fabrics, Paper, Wood and Photography) since 2008. Their leatherwork has won first place in an international wearable art competition and won a Niche award in the fashion accessory category. Skrocki has also been featured in solo and group gallery exhibitions and has participated in close to 380 fine craft shows, festivals and markets over the past 9 and half years. You can find their wearable art featured in their own photography, other photographers work and dozens of magazines throughout the world.
This item is not available as wholesale item.
Grey and black skull bag available under a separate listing.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars
This listing is for a cross body black purse with a human skull carved and tooled on to the leather.
Constructed by hand, hand-dyed, and hand-carved, from sustainable ethically sourced leather this truly is a functional piece of wearable art that will last and last.
The bag is unlined and has a hand-finished interior.
Color- black hand-dyed leather with silver, gold, antique gold, or antique silver rivets and hardware.
The finished dimensions of the purse are approximately: 10.5 x 7.75 x 3.25
The straps adjust on both sides of the purse and start at and go from 49" to 55"
This item is not available as a wholesale item.