TalenshiStudios

Refillable and Hand-Bound Wooden Travel Journals

St Louis, Missouri 128 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (24)

TalenshiStudios

Refillable and Hand-Bound Wooden Travel Journals

St Louis, Missouri | 128 Sales

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Karen Swartz and Justin Melendez

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Karen Swartz and Justin Melendez

Announcement    Refillable Journal/ Magnetic Journal/ Refillable Sketchbook/ Handmade Books/ Wooden Book/ Wood and Vegan Leather Book/ Writing Journal/ Writing Notebook/ Travel Diary/ Travel Journal/ Handmade Book/ Sketchbook/ Travel Notebook/ Blank Journal/ Original Art/ Custom Art/ Animals/ Tribal Art/ Grid Journal/ / Gifts for Her/ Gifts for Him/ Gifts for Teens/ Shipping Included/ Talenshi Illustration & Design/ Karen Swartz

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Last updated on Jul 10, 2019

Refillable Journal/ Magnetic Journal/ Refillable Sketchbook/ Handmade Books/ Wooden Book/ Wood and Vegan Leather Book/ Writing Journal/ Writing Notebook/ Travel Diary/ Travel Journal/ Handmade Book/ Sketchbook/ Travel Notebook/ Blank Journal/ Original Art/ Custom Art/ Animals/ Tribal Art/ Grid Journal/ / Gifts for Her/ Gifts for Him/ Gifts for Teens/ Shipping Included/ Talenshi Illustration & Design/ Karen Swartz

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Our newest cover has lots of space for personalized text! Order "dream journal," "energy of the mind...," or choose from 5 typefaces and add your initials, name, or favorite quote to our classy decorative design!
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About TalenshiStudios

Sales 128
On Etsy since 2017

We make unique, useful books that feature Karen's illustrations

Karen has been working as an illustrator for 8 years, and wanted to find a way put her designs on useful objects that make their owners feel magical just carrying them around. She had been making books as a hobby for years, and integrating that with laser engraving was perfect. We love coming up with new page inserts for our refillable books, so if you have something in mind, don't hesitate to ask!
We are also happy to take on other laser jobs like wooden signs, nameplates, ornaments, door hangers, weighted wooden coins (We made casino-weight wooden poker chips once- they're expensive but super cool), etc. Just ask and we'll get together a quote/ make a custom listing for you.

Shop members

  • Karen Swartz

    Artist/ Maker

    Karen studied Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and is currently working as a Children's Book Illustrator and promoting her work at conventions year round. Her work focuses on fantasy and animals with a bit of oddity.

  • Justin Melendez

    Photographer, Maker, Creative Partner/ Researcher

    Justin is a scientist pursuing his PhD in Genetics! He also does wildlife and product photography, helps make journals, and works on cutting boards and other projects in the wood shop!

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Last updated on Jul 17, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What are the dimensions of the journal covers and pages?

Large Journals have 6"x 9" covers with 5.5" x 8.5" pages.
Small Journals have 4"x 6" covers with 3.75" x 5.5" pages.

All of our designs can be ordered as either 6" x 9" or 4" x 6" Journals.

How do I select a ribbon color to be included in my order?

Please specify the ribbon color you would like in the "Comments to Talenshi Studios" section at checkout. Ribbon colors that we offer are listed in the photos and description for each listing.

Currently we offer satin ribbon in these colorse: Red, Navy, Dark Green, Gold, Black, White

What are the journal covers made from?

Baltic birch wood and vegan suede leather (The material is Laser Safe/ non-vinyl). All spines are currently dark brown with engraving.

Care instructions

Care for your travel journal as you would any other hard cover book. The covers are quite durable and not easily damaged from everyday use/ carrying in a backpack, etc.

A zip lock bag will help protect the journal's pages from catching on other objects in a backpack if you carry a lot of items with you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We can gift wrap your order with our current wrapping paper and satin ribbon for $5! We'll also include a hand-written "To/From" card cut from decorative paper. We can leave the card blank if you prefer.

To include gift wrapping, click on the "Gift wrapping" listing in our store, choose the twine/ ribbon color, and add it to your order.

Gift wrapping is $5 per book in each order.

What types of pages/ endpapers do you offer?

We offer blank, lined, grid, dot grid, isometric grid, music staff, planner, and table top ref sheet pages for now, but if there is a style you would like to see or would like to have in your order, just ask!

We stock four different hand made papers at a time- each listing has a photo that shows our current end-paper options.

How can I place a custom Order?

First: Choose the size and page style for your journal from the "Travel Journal Size and Paper" options drop down menu.

Second: Choose "Custom Color Order" from the "Travel Journal Color Scheme and Details" drop down menu.

Third: Please specify the following in the "notes to Talenshi Studios” box at the checkout:
1. Your desired cover color.
2. The color you want the design on the book to be.
3. Your desired ribbon/bookmark color.

Bonus: If you want to, you can even provide a color hex code (example: #70F70D) from a site like: http://htmlcolorcodes.com/ and we will do our best to match it (Please keep in mind the wood grain will show through a bit and alter the color slightly)!

Magnet safety with Medical Devices

Medical devices:
Our Refillable covers and page refills contain Neodymium magnets.
The strong magnetic fields near a neodymium magnet can affect pacemakers, ICDs and other implanted medical devices. Many ICDs are made with a feature that deactivates it when it comes into contact with a magnet. Many Pacemakers change modes when in contact with a magnet. Once the magnet is removed, normal function resumes.
Our magnetic books should be safe as long as you do not fall asleep with them in contact with your implanted device.
If you have one of these devices, and are concerned about magnetic interference, we suggest purchasing our normal, non-refillable books instead.

Magnet safety with technology

The strong magnetic fields near neodymium magnets can damage magnetic media such as floppy disks, credit cards, magnetic I.D. cards, cassette tapes, video tapes or other such devices. They can also damage televisions, VCRs, computer monitors and CRT displays. Avoid placing neodymium magnets near electronic appliances.

Cell phones and solid state drives should be fine.

Karen has been carrying a magnetic refillable book in her backpack which has a special pocket for her non solid state laptop. So far the laptop has not been affected.

Safety and High temperatures

Nickel Allergy Warning:
The magnets in our refillable covers and page refills are coated in nickel. They are encased in paper/ bookcloth in our product. If this is a concern, please stick with our non-refillable books.

High Temperatures/ Moisture:
Neodymium magnets can become demagnetized at high temperatures or with repeat exposure to moisture. While we do not recommend leaving a refillable book in a hot car, we have also tested this with no decrease in magnetization so far. The glue used in binding is probably more at risk of failure with prolonged exposure to high temperatures.