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5 Different Sizes
Brown Leathers
Colored Leathers
Black Leathers with different beads
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Leather pairings with BRASS beads
Leather pairings with SILVER beads
Leather pairings with COPPER beads
Arches Text Wove - 120gsm
Our standard paper for almost 20 years
No bleeding or feathering when using a fountain pen.
A great overall paper and multi use artist paper with a slightly toothed surface
About 90% opacity
100% cotton rag
Accepts up to medium w/c washes, wavy while wet but dries down flat
No Bleeding or feathering with the wettest of inks but best for broad nib FP’s
Color remeniscent of the heavy creme used in your morning coffee
Frankfurt White - 120gsm
About 90% opacity
Hard surface paper for smooth fountain pen writing
No Bleeding or feathering with the wettest of inks
Cotton and Cellulose paper with a beautiful wavy laid pattern
Acid-free
A white white colored paper
Frankfurt Creme - 120gsm
About 90% opacity
Hard surface paper for smooth fountain pen writing
No Bleeding or feathering with the wettest of inks
Cotton and Cellulose paper with a beautiful wavy laid pattern
Acid-free
A crisp antique yellow/creme colored paper

Elemental Journal

$49.00

Product Description

INTRODUCING... Elemental Journals. These unique journals combine Leather, Metal and European papers into a Modular Journal with 2 individually removable refills (included). 
Available in 5 sizes, they are simple, unique and... will draw thoughts and ideas from your innermost core because of the elemental combination of metal and leather.

The 3 metals used are described below:
BRASS: Said to boost the immune system and give courage.  With repeated wearing it will take on your own body chemistry and reveal your personal energy signature.

COPPER: Known as a lucky and healing metal, it also conducts spiritual energy back and forth between individuals.

SILVER: Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer.

8 leather colors combined with 5 different sizes to include the Pocket and Large size Moleskine Cahier refills.

All the covers are leather lined except for the heavier Rustic Brown and Black leathers which are a little less expensive.
There are 2 pockets inside, one inside the front cover and one inside the rear.

When ordering...

  1. Choose from 5 different sizes
  2. Next are 10 different leather colors.  Three of them are black.  Black goes with everything so we decided to use each of the 3 metals with the black leather.
  3. Choose which paper you would like in your journal refills.  We take paper pretty seriously.  It adds a lot to your writing and/or drawing experience. We offer you 3 choices of European papers described below in more detail.  The PKT and LG sized covers for a Moleskine Cahier will hold their refills as well but our papers are superior to those used in the Moleskine brand refills.
  4. 3 initial personalization is FREE for a limited time.  If you would like it, just enter your 3 initials in the space provided.

Read below for a more detailed description and pictures.
A video at the bottom describes how to take the refills in and our of your Elemental Journal.

 

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First off... OUR LEATHER

Our leather comes from a 6th generation tannery in the Italian Alps just outside of Venice, Italy.
The Heavier Rustic Brown and Black are 2.2mm thick.  The Flight Jacket is 1.5mm thick.  All of them are as one customer said, "...to die for. Not to soft, not to stiff, not to thick not to thin, just perfect."  You will not find this leather anywhere else.  The patina developed over time will not only enrich it's look and make you the envy of others but it will draw you in and inspire you as it moves from one refill to the next over time.  This is a leather that you will not want to let go of.

There is nothing you need to do our leathers to care for them. Use them vigorously and without mercy.  Scratch it and it will heal when rubbed.
That is one of the beauties of our leather... elegant, soft and luscious yet nearly bombproof.  There is no need to pamper it.  Just use it and know it is developing an inner beauty as you do.

Unbranded English cow are the hides we use for our leather.  They are all a byproduct of the meat eating industry.  It is the responsible use of available resources.
There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with our Italian tannery for 2 years to develop our leather and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.  That should tell you something about it's durability.

 

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5 Sizes to choose from

Left to Right in the image:

SOUL:5.5 X 8.5
LG Moleskine: 5-1/8 X 8.25
Pathfinder:  4.5 X 6.5
PKT Cahier: 3.5 X 5.5
Companion: 3.5 X 4.5

Each cover holds 2-40 page refills which are included with your choice of 3 European fine art and writing papers.

 
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4 different brown leathers to choose from

There are 8 leather colors.  Here are images of the 4 brown leathers and the metal beads used with them.

From LEFT to RIGHT:
Flight Jacket with Copper beads
Sahara Nights with Brass beads
Bourbon leather with Brass Beads
Heavy Rustic Brown leather with Brass Beads

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Colored Leathers

We offer 3 colored leathers in addition to the 4 browns above.

From LEFT to RIGHT:
Crimson with Silver beads
Bronze with Silver beads
Sailboat Blue with Copper beads
 
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Black Leather

Black goes with everything so we used each of the metals with its own black cover.

 
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Our unique Solomon's Knot construction

The hand-tied Solomon's Knot makes this multi refillable journal possible.
There are 15 knots above and 15 knots below the bead in the center.

The Solomon's Knot has been used across a number of cultures and historical eras and can be given a range of symbolic interpretations.
It represents immortality and eternity and, in Buddhism, the Endless Knot.
Because of the 2 entwined knots, it is sometimes interpreted as a Lover's Knot.
Because of religious connections, the knot is sometimes designated the all-faith symbol of faith, but, at the same time, it appears in many places as a valued secular symbol of prestige, importance and beauty.

The Solomon's Knot is cool, organic, Earthy and speaks to your soul more than something metal or elastic could ever do.

Here's the other thing about our unique Solomon's Knot construction...
It doesn't wear out like elastic.
It won't bend or break like metal clips.
It's not magnetic which might mess up your electronics.

 
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3-initial Personalization - FREE for a limited time

Normally we charge $14.95 for 3-initial Personalization.
With this leather journal, it's included.

 
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Matching leather BOOKMARK- Included

Normally a leather bookmark would cost $9.95.
With this leather journal a matching leather bookmark is included.

Your bookmark will be cut from the same hide as your cover. They are truly a matched set, right down to the 3 initial personalization which is included on your leather journal and this bookmark.
The great thing about this bookmark is that you can eliminate elastic bands that quickly wear out or a ribbon that will frey over time.

A bookmark is old school. It's cool, quirky, convenient & portable.
It will set you apart because of it's unique and upgraded look.

The bookmark is 2 inches wide and it's height is paired with the size journal you choose.

elementals-info-open.jpg

Interior Storage Pockets

Shown without the refills you can see:
1.  the 2 inside pockets
2.  the 2 cords in the center.  A refill slides into each one.

Watch the video below to see how to remove and replace the refills.

old-paper.jpg

PAPER - OVERVIEW

We have 3 European, hand-torn papers.  Our Standard is Arches. The other 2 are our Premium papers from Germany and available for FREE with this unique offer.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.
Pick one paper for your entire journal OR pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove.  The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

arches.jpg

PAPER - ARCHES TEXT WOVE (our standard)

Arches, from France, is the world's longest lasting paper (at least NASA thought so when it printed 250 artist proofs and launched them into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery in 1990). It is moderately sized, has a slight tooth and is one of the finest multi use artist papers and perfect for your ballpoint, rollerball, pencil or broad nib/stubbed fountain pen. It will not feather or bleed and you can write on both sides too. It will handle watercolor and gouache washes, copic markers, colored pencils, graphite and... you can scrub it some too. This paper is not only beautiful but it is the workhorse of papers for professional artists.

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PAPER - FRANKFURT CREME AND WHITE (premium)

Frankfurt White and Creme, from Germany, have a harder finish with a beautiful wavy laid pattern and are recommended for a smooth write with your fountain pen, good opacity and will not feather or bleed.

How to take the refills in and out of your Journal

It is demonstrated with the Essential Companion Journal.

Quantity:

Aways Enjoy Free Shipping On Orders Of $200

Product Description

INTRODUCING... Elemental Journals. These unique journals combine Leather, Metal and European papers into a Modular Journal with 2 individually removable refills (included). 
Available in 5 sizes, they are simple, unique and... will draw thoughts and ideas from your innermost core because of the elemental combination of metal and leather.

The 3 metals used are described below:
BRASS: Said to boost the immune system and give courage.  With repeated wearing it will take on your own body chemistry and reveal your personal energy signature.

COPPER: Known as a lucky and healing metal, it also conducts spiritual energy back and forth between individuals.

SILVER: Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer.

8 leather colors combined with 5 different sizes to include the Pocket and Large size Moleskine Cahier refills.

All the covers are leather lined except for the heavier Rustic Brown and Black leathers which are a little less expensive.
There are 2 pockets inside, one inside the front cover and one inside the rear.

When ordering...

  1. Choose from 5 different sizes
  2. Next are 10 different leather colors.  Three of them are black.  Black goes with everything so we decided to use each of the 3 metals with the black leather.
  3. Choose which paper you would like in your journal refills.  We take paper pretty seriously.  It adds a lot to your writing and/or drawing experience. We offer you 3 choices of European papers described below in more detail.  The PKT and LG sized covers for a Moleskine Cahier will hold their refills as well but our papers are superior to those used in the Moleskine brand refills.
  4. 3 initial personalization is FREE for a limited time.  If you would like it, just enter your 3 initials in the space provided.

Read below for a more detailed description and pictures.
A video at the bottom describes how to take the refills in and our of your Elemental Journal.

 

leather.jpg

First off... OUR LEATHER

Our leather comes from a 6th generation tannery in the Italian Alps just outside of Venice, Italy.
The Heavier Rustic Brown and Black are 2.2mm thick.  The Flight Jacket is 1.5mm thick.  All of them are as one customer said, "...to die for. Not to soft, not to stiff, not to thick not to thin, just perfect."  You will not find this leather anywhere else.  The patina developed over time will not only enrich it's look and make you the envy of others but it will draw you in and inspire you as it moves from one refill to the next over time.  This is a leather that you will not want to let go of.

There is nothing you need to do our leathers to care for them. Use them vigorously and without mercy.  Scratch it and it will heal when rubbed.
That is one of the beauties of our leather... elegant, soft and luscious yet nearly bombproof.  There is no need to pamper it.  Just use it and know it is developing an inner beauty as you do.

Unbranded English cow are the hides we use for our leather.  They are all a byproduct of the meat eating industry.  It is the responsible use of available resources.
There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with our Italian tannery for 2 years to develop our leather and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.  That should tell you something about it's durability.

 

elementals-info-sizescompared.jpg

5 Sizes to choose from

Left to Right in the image:

SOUL:5.5 X 8.5
LG Moleskine: 5-1/8 X 8.25
Pathfinder:  4.5 X 6.5
PKT Cahier: 3.5 X 5.5
Companion: 3.5 X 4.5

Each cover holds 2-40 page refills which are included with your choice of 3 European fine art and writing papers.

 
elementals-info-browns.jpg

4 different brown leathers to choose from

There are 8 leather colors.  Here are images of the 4 brown leathers and the metal beads used with them.

From LEFT to RIGHT:
Flight Jacket with Copper beads
Sahara Nights with Brass beads
Bourbon leather with Brass Beads
Heavy Rustic Brown leather with Brass Beads

elementals-info-colors.jpg

Colored Leathers

We offer 3 colored leathers in addition to the 4 browns above.

From LEFT to RIGHT:
Crimson with Silver beads
Bronze with Silver beads
Sailboat Blue with Copper beads
 
elementals-info-blacks.jpg

Black Leather

Black goes with everything so we used each of the metals with its own black cover.

 
elementals-info-knotcloseup.jpg

Our unique Solomon's Knot construction

The hand-tied Solomon's Knot makes this multi refillable journal possible.
There are 15 knots above and 15 knots below the bead in the center.

The Solomon's Knot has been used across a number of cultures and historical eras and can be given a range of symbolic interpretations.
It represents immortality and eternity and, in Buddhism, the Endless Knot.
Because of the 2 entwined knots, it is sometimes interpreted as a Lover's Knot.
Because of religious connections, the knot is sometimes designated the all-faith symbol of faith, but, at the same time, it appears in many places as a valued secular symbol of prestige, importance and beauty.

The Solomon's Knot is cool, organic, Earthy and speaks to your soul more than something metal or elastic could ever do.

Here's the other thing about our unique Solomon's Knot construction...
It doesn't wear out like elastic.
It won't bend or break like metal clips.
It's not magnetic which might mess up your electronics.

 
3-initital-personalization-10-dollar-journal.jpg

3-initial Personalization - FREE for a limited time

Normally we charge $14.95 for 3-initial Personalization.
With this leather journal, it's included.

 
bookmarks-10-dollar-journal.jpg

Matching leather BOOKMARK- Included

Normally a leather bookmark would cost $9.95.
With this leather journal a matching leather bookmark is included.

Your bookmark will be cut from the same hide as your cover. They are truly a matched set, right down to the 3 initial personalization which is included on your leather journal and this bookmark.
The great thing about this bookmark is that you can eliminate elastic bands that quickly wear out or a ribbon that will frey over time.

A bookmark is old school. It's cool, quirky, convenient & portable.
It will set you apart because of it's unique and upgraded look.

The bookmark is 2 inches wide and it's height is paired with the size journal you choose.

elementals-info-open.jpg

Interior Storage Pockets

Shown without the refills you can see:
1.  the 2 inside pockets
2.  the 2 cords in the center.  A refill slides into each one.

Watch the video below to see how to remove and replace the refills.

old-paper.jpg

PAPER - OVERVIEW

We have 3 European, hand-torn papers.  Our Standard is Arches. The other 2 are our Premium papers from Germany and available for FREE with this unique offer.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.
Pick one paper for your entire journal OR pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove.  The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

arches.jpg

PAPER - ARCHES TEXT WOVE (our standard)

Arches, from France, is the world's longest lasting paper (at least NASA thought so when it printed 250 artist proofs and launched them into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery in 1990). It is moderately sized, has a slight tooth and is one of the finest multi use artist papers and perfect for your ballpoint, rollerball, pencil or broad nib/stubbed fountain pen. It will not feather or bleed and you can write on both sides too. It will handle watercolor and gouache washes, copic markers, colored pencils, graphite and... you can scrub it some too. This paper is not only beautiful but it is the workhorse of papers for professional artists.

ffwandffc.jpg

PAPER - FRANKFURT CREME AND WHITE (premium)

Frankfurt White and Creme, from Germany, have a harder finish with a beautiful wavy laid pattern and are recommended for a smooth write with your fountain pen, good opacity and will not feather or bleed.

How to take the refills in and out of your Journal

It is demonstrated with the Essential Companion Journal.

Materials

Our Paper

This is an older video we are using as a placeholder until I can upload a new video.  We use the same papers, though, and have been for almost 20 years.

Arches Text Wove: 120gsm, 100% cotton rag with a slight tooth and light creme color.
Frankfurt Creme:  120gsm, cotton rag and purified pulp with a wavy laid smooth hard finish and antique yellowish creme color.
Frankfurt White:  same as the Creme except this is a white white paper.





Our Leather

Shipping

Our Ship Times:

We are a group of craftspeople who make your order for you when it is ordered. Things can take 1 day to several weeks to make, depending on what you ordered. If you have a specific timing need please tell us by putting it in the comments with your order.

Our Carrier:

We ship USPS for domestic and international shipping. Most items ship Priority Mail unless you select Express. Priority is 2-3 business days to USA locations and Express is 1-2 business days.

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