Rags and Bones ~ Upcycled Paper Goods and Original Art

Oregon, United States · 381 Sales


Rags and Bones ~ Upcycled Paper Goods and Original Art

Oregon, United States 381 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   ~ Upcycled Paper Goods and Original Art ~

♥ A portion of your purchase will be donated to animal rescue ♥

Join me...
Instagram @JessikasRagAndBone
Pinterest @Rags + Bones ~ Jessika Gerondale

“Our task must be to free ourselves... By widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." ~Albert Einstein

Last updated on Dec 27, 2015

~ Upcycled Paper Goods and Original Art ~

♥ A portion of your purchase will be donated to animal rescue ♥

Join me...
Instagram @JessikasRagAndBone
Pinterest @Rags + Bones ~ Jessika Gerondale

“Our task must be to free ourselves... By widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." ~Albert Einstein

Jessika Gerondale

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Jessika Gerondale


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Helen Fern

Helen Fern on Apr 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These notebooks are great - creative, sturdy and well made. And the refills are priced fair and shipped instantly. Love my purchase.

Teresa Williamson

Teresa Williamson on Mar 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful service! Fast shipping, everything meticulously wrapped, great quality! Obviously takes pride in her work....I think this will be a hit at my next sewing class! ;)


laurie888881 on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous little notebook, only wish I could have gotten two! Now I understand that each one is made from a children's book cover so there are usually no duplicates.

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Lots of new Tiny Books in stock!
Make someone's day ~ Write a little note inside a tiny book and slip it into a loved ones lunch bag, pocket, purse or anywhere they will come upon it.


Happiness: A need to create, a pile of cast off materials and some four legged cuteness.

My mom was always encouraging me to be creative - and busy - by sending me and my brother outside to play in the woods and making us homemade play dough and finger paints. We didn't have a lot of money but she was very resourceful. We always had a nice, cozy home and fun things to do. Plus, we had stuff no one else had (which I'll admit as a kid wasn't always cool). All of this stuck with me into adulthood and I am so grateful for that.

I started selling mosaic pots at my local farmers market almost 10 years ago. I then started to branch out into other functional home decor items made from reclaimed cupboard doors, frames and hardware. The design for my refillable notepads came from my own need to constantly jot down ideas and make lists. I didn't like using the boring little spiral notepads for my list making and the pretty handmade books with permanent binding didn't work for me either. I needed something cute and something I could refill after I used up all the pages. After some experimentation, the Rags + Bones Refillable Notepad was born! My resourceful nature has inspired me to create many of the other items in my shop using scraps from my notepads and other miscellaneous projects. I have even found a way to use tiny circles of paper from my hole punch!

Starting my Etsy shop seemed like a great way of sharing my wares with the world. I have reached people all over the United States as well as Europe and even Australia! I love knowing that someone on the other side of the world is using and enjoying something I created with my own two hands.

I want the things I create to have some kind of meaning beyond their function. The recycled nature of what I do is part of that meaning. Another part of it comes from my deep love and compassion for abused, neglected or otherwise needy animals. A portion of all sales in my shop is donated to animal rescue. My two dogs, Jackson and Huckleberry, and my cat Lewis (all rescue) make me laugh every day. They remind me to takes breaks, to play and to get outside and enjoy the moment! I also volunteer at my local shelter and I love getting to know each dog's personality and the bittersweet joy I feel when they find their forever home. Any little thing that can be done to help an animal find its way to a loving home is worth doing.

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  • Jessika Gerondale

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I Do It All!

    I have been making things with my hands for as long as I can remember. Besides my passion for paper, glitter and paint, I also love animals, plants, baking and making candy, old horror movies and hiking (especially at the beach).


Find RagAndBoneDesign at the following upcoming markets!

  • Art in the Burbs

    Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Rd

    Tigard, OR

    Oct 14–16

    Annual art show run by volunteers of The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools. 20% of sales goes to fund art education in all 15 of the Tigard Tualatin school district schools. Over 80 participating artists from the Northwest including jewelry, clay, textiles, glass, wood, exterior/garden, photography and various hanging medium artists. You won't want to miss this amazing show that benefits keeping the arts an important part of the education process.

  • Oregon Handmade Holiday Market

    Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way

    Eugene, OR

    Nov 13

    The Oregon Handmade Holiday Market that will feature local Oregon Etsy sellers of unique handmade and vintage items. Get started on your holiday shopping early with the best selection! Explore our vendor's shops below to plan out your visit. We have a larger space this year that will allow more vendors than ever before and all of our vendors to be in a single room! For more information please contact oregonteamevents@gmail.com

Shop policies

Last updated on December 31, 2015
Thank you for stopping by my shop! Here you will find handmade books made from album covers, vintage book pages, postcards, sewing patterns, old maps, etc... Each book is handmade by me and is unique.

I also have a selection of art, home decor and wearable pieces incorporating recycled materials.

Animals are a big part of my life, especially senior and shelter animals. A portion of each purchase in my Etsy shop will be donated to animal rescue.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
You can pay directly through my shop with a credit card or with your PayPal account. I also accept Etsy gift cards.
If using Paypal or a credit card, payment is due upon clicking the BUY NOW button.

For international orders....You will be responsible for any customs charges or any other fees on your end. Please consider this before you buy.
Most orders will ship by USPS First Class Mail. I use Flat Rate Priority shipping when it is the most economical option. Your order will be sent within 1-3 days upon recieving payment. You should recieve your order in 5-7 business days after the ship date. I will send you an email notification once your order has been shipped.
**If you need rush delivery, require insurance, confirmation etc, let me know by convo BEFORE you buy. I will then reserve the listing for you and ADD the adjusted shipping charge.**

I ship to the address provided by Etsy, so please make sure the Paypal address and the Etsy address match.

Let me know if you are sending to a gift recipient's address instead. I would be happy to gift wrap and enclose a hand written note if you wish. You can leave the address and card message in the "Message to Seller" section when you checkout.

I use recycled materials for packing and shipping when possible.

Orders outside the US will be mailed USPS Priority Mail International. I will fill out any required forms and pay any customs fees on my end. You, the buyer, are responsible for any fees on your end. I will ship items within 3 days upon receiving payment. You can expect to receive your order 6-10 business days after it has been shipped. Please understand that once your package leaves the US I do not have access to any tracking information. I will mark customs slip as a "good for sale", not as a "gift".
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase! If for some reason you are not, please notify me ASAP and you will get either an exchange or a refund, less shipping charges. Item must be mailed back to me, at your expense, in the original condition it was sent.
Additional policies and FAQs
~Wholesale inquiries are welcome! Message me for prices and terms.

~I am happy to make custom orders, feel free to contact me with any requests and I can create a custom listing for you. You can also find Rags + Bones on Facebook and see other things I have created in addition to my recycled books.

~I use primarily vintage and cast off materials in my work. Along with the character that comes with previously loved items, come signs of wear and age. Light stains, marks, wrinkles or tears may show up in some of my items, but will not take away from the overall look or quality.