Art, Hand Made Leather Journals & Home Accessories

California, United States · 1352 Sales


Art, Hand Made Leather Journals & Home Accessories

California, United States 1352 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Leather Menu Covers, Moleskin Covers, Artist Books, Pocket Notebooks and more!

Last updated on Jul 21, 2016

Leather Menu Covers, Moleskin Covers, Artist Books, Pocket Notebooks and more!


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Leather Check Presenter - Rustic Brown
13x21cm Leather Moleskine Cover - COVER ONLY
Leather Keychain Bracelet
Leather Passport Cover with Interior Pockets
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

NurturingWays on Aug 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the 4th journal I've purchased from The Delicate Utility (Susan and Sam). The others were gifted to my sons, and I was very excited to get this one for myself. It's as beautiful and well-made as I expected! I can't wait to start writing!

Casilia Smith

Casilia Smith on Jul 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This keychain bracelet is comfortable, sturdy, lightweight, and has nice, simple lines. Now I can keep my keys on my wrist instead of setting them down in random places and losing them.

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Why Not?

My store began with that very question. I had been selling small artworks and making books as gifts for friends and utilitarian versions for myself for years. Why not see if anyone else out there was interested?

I secured the shop name and then researched, planned, hemmed and hawed for over a year before diving in and actually loading up my shop. In July of 2011, I launched the Delicate Utility with mostly small original artworks and a few small leather journals. Over those next few months I refined my designs, found my signature leather and started to find my groove as a custom leather goods maker.

The roster of journal designs has grown as more and more custom requests came in and I decided to keep the alterations in my line up. I've continued to add new leathers and designs into the shop and recently expanded into home goods.

The question I ask now, "what's next?"

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Shop members
  • Susan Springer Anderson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    From a young age materials and making have always made me swoon. I love working with my hands and I think puttering with odds and ends is imprinted in my DNA.

  • Sam Anderson

    Customer Service, Maker

    I have always been inspired by writing in one-of-a-kind notebooks, so when Susan's first gift to me was a hand-made journal, I knew we had something special. As the original DU patron, I love helping her share these lovingly-crafted pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2014
Welcome to The Delicate Utility, a shop that features artwork and handmade items by Susan Springer Anderson.

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
  • Other Method
I accept Paypal, Direct Checkout and Etsy giftcards.

All international fees, customs and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Purchases cannot be marked as gifts and the actual purchase price is what will be recorded for customs.
All items are hand packed for shipment by me, the artist. I will give your purchase the utmost care in preparation for transport to make sure that it arrives safe and sound. All artwork items are individually placed in a sealed acid and lignin free clear glassine bag to prevent any moisture from reaching the artwork and are then mailed in a rigid envelope or box. Journals are carefully wrapped and mailed in a padded envelope. Smaller items will arrive in a manilla envelope.
Refunds and Exchanges
- If a piece arrives damaged at your doorstep, please send us a message immediately and we will proceed to get it resolved.
- We hope that you love our products and share them with those you love, however, if that's not the case, please contact us and we'll work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
We happily work on bulk and custom wholesale orders, contact us for pricing! Add your company's logo to any one of our leather items!