TheDelicateUtility

Hand Made Leather Journals, Menu Covers & Custom Goods

Los Angeles, California · 1509 Sales

TheDelicateUtility

Hand Made Leather Journals, Menu Covers & Custom Goods

Los Angeles, California 1509 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(261)

Shop owner

Susan

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Susan

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Susan

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(261)
Jenna McClure

Jenna McClure on Aug 15, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Overall I love this product but the crease/fold is so stiff that the billfold has a hard time staying closed...

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About

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 21, 2016
Welcome to The Delicate Utility, a shop that features high quality, handmade leather goods. We offer an array of items for personal and corporate gifts, restaurant menus and check presenters and of course journals and artist books. All of our pieces are crafted in house with the finest leathers we can source. We are picky about our materials and meticulous in our construction, so you can expect your purchases to last for years to come, aging gracefully and becoming richer with use.

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
  • Other Method
Payment
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.
Shipping
All items are hand packed for shipment in our studio. We 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. Leather goods are carefully wrapped and mailed in a padded envelope. Smaller items will arrive in a manilla envelope.

We primarily ship with USPS and we offer upgrades for expedited shipment within item listings. 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.
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 will work with you to find a solution.
- Please note, cannot refund items that have received custom stamping or monogramming.
Additional policies and FAQs
We happily work on bulk and custom orders, contact us for pricing! Add your company's logo to any one of our leather items!