Announcement   Welcome! My name is Rachael, and I'm the owner of Just Terrific.
I make unique book jewelry, bound journals, blank books and more.
All of my pieces are handmade with love and care!


Last updated on Jan 7, 2017

Welcome! My name is Rachael, and I'm the owner of Just Terrific.
I make unique book jewelry, bound journals, blank books and more.
All of my pieces are handmade with love and care!

Rachael Gootnick

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Rachael Gootnick


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unique pieces that are always made with love and care

Because some things are better when written rather than typed, my books are ready for lead or ink. Whether it’s a journal entry, a pencil sketch, or just a jotted note, my books are useful for varying lifestyles.

I use materials like book cloth, decorative paper and leather to make my books. I also use archival and acid-free binding glues, allowing your journal or sketchbook to last through the ages.

I especially enjoy creating miniature books and incorporating them into unique and one of a kind jewelry pieces. They are perfect for writing personal achievements, positive affirmations, quotes or even tiny drawings.

Each and every one of my books are handsewn and made with love and care.

Shop members

  • Rachael Gootnick

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Just Terrific was started to share my love of books and to encourage others to archive their thoughts and aspirations. I named my bookbinding business after a saying of my grandmothers. ♡ Celebrate each day, because every day is a gift.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 7, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
I hold my craftsmanship and products to a very high standard. If you are not satisfied with the construction or quality of the piece, please contact me within 5 days of receiving. I cannot offer refunds, but I can offer you an exchange for a different product in my shop within 5 business days of receiving your order back from you.

If your purchase was damaged during shipping, please send me a photograph of your damaged product and package within 48 hours.
Please be assured that your credit card information is private and is not shared with others or stored in my system.

Sales Tax is not charged, unless your shipping address is within New York State, in which an 8% fee is added to your total (before shipping).
Jewelry items are shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Book items are shipped via USPS Media Mail. I ship to whatever address is supplied through Etsy, so please make sure that your Etsy shipping address is correct and up-to-date. I will notify you when your order has shipped and will provide you with a tracking number.

If you live in the Rochester, NY area and would prefer to purchase locally, please message me directly before checking out.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items you see in my shop are handmade with my own two hands with materials purchased from a variety of stores and vendors. If you see a design you like but would like a different color, size, paper, or material, please contact me and I will let you know if I can make what you are looking for. I'm always happy to work with you to create an item that you will love and enjoy.

Please be aware that some of my materials are repurposed and therefor may contain imperfections - I think this adds character!