Handmade leather journals and leather photo albums

Billings Metropolitan Area, Montana · 3789 Sales


Handmade leather journals and leather photo albums

Billings Metropolitan Area, Montana 3789 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Ready to ship - every item listed in my shop is ready to ship. All domestic USA packages will be mailed via priority mail.


Last updated on May 7, 2017

Ready to ship - every item listed in my shop is ready to ship. All domestic USA packages will be mailed via priority mail.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

maciascindy93 on Jul 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The order took a little bit longer than expected to arrive, but it was definitely worth the wait :) loved it!

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About the journal maker :)

My name is Eiko. I am a sculptor and a book maker, and I am the sole resident artist of the Dancing Grey Studio.
I was born in Japan, and I was educated in the United States. While growing up in Japan, I was surrounded by Japanese manga art and beautiful Japanese traditional crafts of all kind. I have always loved all things that were made by hand. I am especially drawn to handmade paper objects.

I was a sculpture installation artist for many years. I completed my master's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Colorado, specializing in paper and clay as my primary media. For the past several years, I have focused my work on handmade journals and blank books. I truly love all books handmade. I find so much joy in working with book forms.

I share the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in simplicity and solid craftsmanship. I believe that functional objects should always be well-made. I strive to meet that goal. My journals don't have unnecessary adornments. Any marking you make in or on the journal and every scratch you accumulate on the leather are the best embellishments I can ever imagine :)

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    One person operation - I shop for materials, I create, I pack & ship. and I communicate with all my customers :)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Currently, I accept payment through PayPal and credit card through Etsy's direct checkout. Your item will be processed & shipped within 1-2 days after your payment clears, excluding weekends and holidays..

If, for any reason, you need more time to pay, please contact me.
I would be happy to reserve items for up to 7 days. If I don't hear from you after 7 days, items will be re-listed.
I'm always happy to work with you, as long as you communicate.
All domestic packages are shipped via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.
The average delivery time is about 3 business days (sometimes it can take a few extra days).
Packages are mailed daily, Monday through Friday. Items purchased before 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time is usually shipped on the same day, unless otherwise notified.


Your international packages may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and other fees imposed by your country. These fees are not included in your purchase prices. You are responsible for paying these fees. Please be familiar with your country's customs and postal regulations before ordering. Thank you.

As of January 17, 2016, the USPS (United States Postal Service) rates for international destinations went up considerably. I make it my policy to charge only what it costs to mail your package.


I will always extend a refund for any shipping overcharge of $1 or more. This usually applies to multiple purchases. A refund will be sent to you promptly via PayPal or Etsy's direct checkout. Or I can quote shipping prior to your purchase. Please contact me with specific item numbers/listing numbers :)

Most light packages will be shipped via first class international mail (usually the more economical option), and all others will be shipped via priority international mail.
Upon request, I will provide package weight, and you can check out your options at

The delivery estimate for international packages via first class international mail can range from about 10 days to 6 weeks, depending on destinations. However, most packages seem to take about 12~18 days. According to the USPS regulations, the packages are not considered lost until at least 45 days (or 6 weeks) have passed from the shipping date.

Please e-mail me with any questions :)
Thank you :)
Refunds and Exchanges
A return or exchange is always welcome for domestic USA packages.

No return or exchange is available for international packages due to the high cost of international shipping. But please do contact me if you have any concern :)

Return (domestic packages):
If you would like to return an item, please send it back within 10 days after you receive your item. Please contact me first. Please return your item in original condition (you may use any packaging or shipping method). You are responsible for the return postage, unless agreed otherwise. A refund will be sent via PayPal or direct check out upon receiving the item in original condition.

Exchange :
The policy is the same as the return. You are responsible for all postage, unless agreed otherwise.
Additional policies and FAQs
UPS or FedEx shipping is not available from my shop. All packages will be mailed via USPS mail.

More information

Last updated on May 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

At this time, I am not available for wholesale or consignment.