Aug 312015
 
Made with lambskin vegetable tanned leather.  It's tied closed with a thin leather with beads & feathers on the end.

I finished making my own leather journal… and I’m impressed with myself :)

I went all out… making it with images and sayings that are meaningful to me.

Here is what the finished journal looks like….

Made with lambskin vegetable tanned leather.  It's tied closed with a thin leather strap with beads & feathers on the end.

Made with lambskin vegetable tanned leather. It’s tied closed with a thin leather with beads & feathers on the end.

A rose with a feather is tooled into the front (symbolizing love and peace).  On the fold-over I tooled the Apache prayer.

A rose with a feather is tooled into the front (symbolizing love and peace). On the fold-over I tooled the Apache prayer.

Brown waxed thread was used to bind the pages to the leather.  No glue was used :)

Brown waxed thread was used to bind the pages to the leather. No glue was used :)

Inside the flap, I tooled a rose I actually drew!  First one that looks like a rose ;)  I also tooled the Serenity prayer onto it.

Inside the flap, I tooled a rose I actually drew! First one that looks like a rose 😉 I also tooled the Serenity prayer onto it.

The very first page I printed a poem I found years ago, and have put it into every journal I've had.  I wish I could find who originally wrote it to give credit.

I used parchment paper for the pages, and the very first page I printed a poem I found years ago, and have put it into every journal I’ve had. I wish I could find who originally wrote it to give credit.

On the last page, I printed St. Francis' prayer.  It's a good reminder on how to live ;)

On the last page, I printed St. Francis’ prayer. It’s a good reminder on how to live ;)

On the back I tooled a rose and a cross.  Not sure where I came across this image... but I love it!

On the back I tooled a rose and a cross. Not sure where I came across this image… but I love it!

Taa-Daa!

What do you think?  If I was to make more leather journals… some simple & some more detailed like this one, would there be a market for it?  How much should I charge?  Let me know your thoughts! :)

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: