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The Wisdomkeeper

The Wisdomkeeper Journal is a modular, Italian Leather lined journal which incorporates Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan into its design.  It's intention is to help foster clarity, wisdom and intuition as you write in your journal.

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  • Have you ever had analysis paralysis?
    Have too many choices or options left you feeling unable to make a decision at all? Do you find it easier to pass off decision-making to someone else in your life? If you said yes to any of these questions, then Lapis Lazuli is the perfect compliment to your journal.

    The Wisdomkeeper Journal is a modular, Italian Leather lined journal which uses a Lapis Lazuli crystal to help foster clarity, intuition and wisdom in your journaling experience.

    This modular journal comes with...
    two 40 page refills, each one can be individually removed and replaced thanks to the Unique Solomon's Know binding system we developed. 
    Watch the Product Video to see how to do that.

    The elegant Montblanc Black leather exterior is boardroom worthy yet will maintain your individuality with the dark blue accent in the knot and the Lapis Lazuli Bead.

    Your Choice of interior leather lining...
    The Wisdomkeeper Journal is leather lined with Montblanc Black leather on the outside and your choice of the same Black OR the Sailboat leather on the inside. 
    The Black is standard but if you would prefer the Sailboat on the inside just leave us a note in the Order Notes box when selecting your options.
    The varrigated blue in the Sailboat leather is a perfect match for the blue color variations in the Lapis.  I know it would be my choice.

    If you are into metaphysics, here is what is said about Lapis Lazuli...
    The Lapis Lazuli crystal properties are known for opening the center of intuition and inner wisdom.  These special properties are said to help us get clear and support us as we step into our power and authentic self.  

    More about the Lapis in your journal:
    Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. The Lapis used in your journal was mined in northeast Afghanistan.
    It is lightly tumbled to a smooth but not shiny finish in order to retain a more original earthy look and feel.

    This Journal comes as a Unit... 
    combined with a matching leather bookmark (normally $9.95).
    It can also be personalized but personalization is not included in the cost.

    This design is available in 6 sizes with 2 - 40 page refills,
    each of which are individually removable. (See example sizes below)

    It's also leather lined in black and sewn on our lightweight machine for a more elegant sleek look.
    It's soft, sturdy and will give you that broken in feeling right out of the box.

    Our unique Solomon's Knot construction

    The hand-tied Solomon's Knot makes this multi refillable/modular journal possible.
    It takes 32 individual knots to complete this binding.  go ahead and count them :)

    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.

    When ordering...

    Choose from 6 different sizes (see size details below).
    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.
    Arches Text Wove, a French paper, is our Standard.  The Frankfurt papers from Germany are paper upgrades.
    Select if you would like your item Personalized
    NOTE:  If you select 3 Initial Personalization we will also personalize your Free Matching bookmark.
    This journal also comes with a FREE matching leather bookmark.


    Watch the Product Video to see how to remove and insert the refills.

    see the Options Tab for more details.

  • When ordering you can choose:

    SIZE: 6 Sizes to choose from
    daVinci:
    9 X 11 (not shown)
    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.

    PAPER:
    3 European Fine Art Papers.
    See our Materials Tab to learn more about our papers.

    PERSONALIZATION: 3 initials or up to 3 full lines.
    See the Personalization Tab to learn about all the ways your item can be personalized.

    see the Materials Tab for more info on our leather and papers

  • Shipping:
    Our items are shipped with $9.95 flat rate shipping via USPS 1st class or Priority mail. Transit times are usually 2-3 days, counting Saturday but not Sunday.

    Returns:
    All of our items come with a 30-day hassle-free return policy.

    Read our full policy here.



    *Personalized and Custom items are not refundable.


    GUARANTEED FOR LIFE, EVEN IF YOUR DOG EATS IT

    Read more about our guarantee here.

  • While we are your Makers and you know exactly where your leather goods come from, it’s also important to know the source of the materials we use in making them for you. If you would like more info about our products and sources then let’s connect to discuss.

    Italian Leather: Our Primary Ingredient

    Our Italian Leather

    We are soft leather experts and have developed proprietary techniques for working with softer Chrome tanned Italian leathers.

    Unlike the stiffer, belt like, Vegetable tanned leathers, our leathers are soft right out of the box. Like the blue jeans you wear that only get softer and more comfortable with age, our leathers will immediately conform to your lifestyle and develop a great patina over time, making your life’s adventures more memorable and meaningful.

    Unbranded English Cow –Chrome/Oil tanned - Full Grain – Struck thru (dyed all the way thru the hide) Tanned in Italy – Unavailable anywhere else in the world.We worked with a 6th Generation tannery in Italy for 2 years to develop our proprietary leather.

    View our Processes and Proprietary soft leather-working techniques

    Hand-torn European Fine Art & Writing papers

    European fine Paper

    We offer you a choice of 3 European, hand-torn papers: Arches Text Wove, Frankfurt White, and Frankfurt Creme.

    Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.

    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. You can also watercolor on our papers. They take light and heavy washes well and will dry completely flat.

    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.

    Solid Brass Hardware

    Threads and Cords

    Ancient and Hand-carved Beads

    Beads

    The beads we use are anything but common.

    Some of our beads are over 300 years old. Others are individually hand carved. Some are and rustic and tribal in nature while others are more elegant.

    We use ancient African trade beads, Jade, Lapis, unpolished Tiger Eye, Jasper, Opal, solid bronze and Sterling Silver and are always adding to and changing out line.

    See our Machine Demos

  • Personalize Any Item

    If there’s one thing that really gets us off it’s making your item look totally cool and unique.

    And, when it comes to Personalizing your item, nothing gets more personal and unique.
    That’s why we offer so much more than just initials, a name or a short line of text.

    While it’s impossible to list all the creative and different ways we can personalize your book, bag or cover, we tried grouping them into the categories below. Any and all of these can be combined so if you need something special then contact us.

    Also, keep in mind that while we usually have standard placement for personalization, we can put it just about anywhere on your item at your request. There is no additional charge for that but you do need to tell us.

    See our Personalization Gallery for Ideas

    3 Initial, Full or Multi-line Personalization

    included in the ordering options for most journals and covers

    3 Initial Personalization... the simplest and most popular choice.

    If you get a cover or a journal with 3 Initial Personalization, at our discretion we will usually include a matching leather bookmark and will personalize it with the same 3 initials.

    Full or Multi-line Personalization includes up to 15 spaces, counting the spaces in between the words or name.

    But just in case you are really close, we let you fudge 20% more by letting you add up to 18 spaces. When entering your desired pesonalization please remember that what you enter is CaSE sEnseTIve.

    We can put more letters on a single line but if it goes over the space limit then it will need to be entered as an additional line and will be charged accordingly.

    Symbols

    We have a Unique & Growing collection of Symbols which we can put on your item.

    To see the full collection just click on the BUTTON below.
    When ordering a Symbol we give you the choice of adding up to 3 initials directly below it.

    Symbols can also be combined with a Patch but must be ordered separately.

    See Symbols Collection

    Patches

    Leather Patches are one of the most Unique forms of personalization we know of and nobody that we know of does it.

    This is where we create a leather patch, put whatever you want on it… a Symbol, up to 3 full lines of type…. basically, whatever you would like, and sew the patch onto your item. Because setup on these can take a long time, we typically make at least 2 just in case we make a mistake. But we usually don’t so in that case we will either just give you the second one or sew it onto your bookmark (if it's included) and if it fits.

    Combinations & Variations:
    We can combine patches, Symbols, Single or Multi-line Personalization in whatever way/s you would like.

    There are near unlimited variations and we do our best to make your patch look as cool as possible.
    But if you have certain placement needs or desires then you can just let us know.

    See our Personalization Gallery for Ideas

    Custom Logos and Graphics

    If you have a logo or graphic you would like debossed into your item or on a patch then we can do that too.
    The max size is 5x2 inches. We send out to have a special metal die made which can be used over and over again.

    Custom Metal Casting

    beads, logos, findings and more...


Free Returns

30 Day return policy
Free return shipping in the contiguous US.
Risk-Free shopping experience.
Learn More HERE

Hand-built on our Workbench

Made while thinking of you.
...from our hands to yours

Watch  our Processes HERE

Guaranteed for LIfe...

even if your dog eats it.

You heard that right!

Read our Guarantee HERE

Unique Personalization

Initials, Multi Line, Symbols, Patches, Custom and more...

See all your options HERE

Get Personally Inspired

See how others have personalized their items.

 See Personalization Gallery