bindingbee

Handcrafted leather journals, made in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana 2852 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (652)

bindingbee

Handcrafted leather journals, made in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana | 2852 Sales

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Megan Winn

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Megan Winn

Announcement    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my shop, Binding Bee! I hope you enjoy browsing my selection of handcrafted, eco-friendly journals. I have been bookbinding for over 12 years, and I love what I do. I believe in the healing power of keeping a journal and strive to make the highest-quality books that I can.

Each of my journals is hand-crafted in my home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana. I use eco-friendly materials, including job-lot sourced leather (remnants from other manufacturers) from American or European tanneries. I also recycle and up-cycle materials whenever possible. The watercolor paper I use is 100% cotton rag and is made of scraps from other cotton industries.

I value your time and your investment and want you to be 100% satisfied with each and every order. If you have any questions about my journals or company, please get in touch. I can be reached via Etsy convo, or by phone, weekdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST. (317)-721-2331

Thank you again for taking the time to visit!
-Megan Winn
Owner/Artist
Binding Bee

Binding Bee is carried at these shops and galleries in the Midwest:
*CCA Gallery 111. W. Main St. Suite 135, Carmel, Indiana
*Indiana Artisan, 22 N Rangeline Rd. Carmel, Indiana
*Artisan in the Loop, 6511 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO
*Luxe Wagon, LuxeWagon.com (MI and Indiana)
*Spears Gallery, Brown County Indiana
*Enroute Spa, Indianapolis International Airport

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 15, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my shop, Binding Bee! I hope you enjoy browsing my selection of handcrafted, eco-friendly journals. I have been bookbinding for over 12 years, and I love what I do. I believe in the healing power of keeping a journal and strive to make the highest-quality books that I can.

Each of my journals is hand-crafted in my home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana. I use eco-friendly materials, including job-lot sourced leather (remnants from other manufacturers) from American or European tanneries. I also recycle and up-cycle materials whenever possible. The watercolor paper I use is 100% cotton rag and is made of scraps from other cotton industries.

I value your time and your investment and want you to be 100% satisfied with each and every order. If you have any questions about my journals or company, please get in touch. I can be reached via Etsy convo, or by phone, weekdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST. (317)-721-2331

Thank you again for taking the time to visit!
-Megan Winn
Owner/Artist
Binding Bee

Binding Bee is carried at these shops and galleries in the Midwest:
*CCA Gallery 111. W. Main St. Suite 135, Carmel, Indiana
*Indiana Artisan, 22 N Rangeline Rd. Carmel, Indiana
*Artisan in the Loop, 6511 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO
*Luxe Wagon, LuxeWagon.com (MI and Indiana)
*Spears Gallery, Brown County Indiana
*Enroute Spa, Indianapolis International Airport

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About bindingbee

Sales 2,852
On Etsy since 2008

Leather journals handmade in Indianapolis, Indiana

I fell in love with bookbinding after making my very first journal back in college. It felt like magic to be able to make a book from scratch! I started Binding Bee after graduation and worked full-time as an artist for over a decade. In 2018, I became a mama and now stay at home with our amazing daughter, Abigail. I currently run Binding Bee on a much smaller scale, but still delight in being able to create beautiful journals and to connect with people all over the world.

I am so grateful that you have stopped in to visit my little corner of the internet! Please connect with me on Instagram or Facebook, or drop a line on Etsy.

Thanks for shopping on Etsy and supporting handmade! It means the world to makers like me.
Megan Winn
Binding Bee

Shop members

  • Megan Winn

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Keeping a journal has been deeply healing in my own life and I love getting to make beautiful books for other people to tell their stories in. I love working with my hands & running a small business. I live in Indy with my husband and daughter.

  • Lenda Humphrey

    Shipper, Assistant

    Wife to Jeremy, Momma to Bryelle and Jett. Passionate about snail mail, opossums and reading all of the books I can get my hands on.

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Last updated on Feb 15, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom imprints onto pre-made books in my shop take 2-3 business days for turn-around time (expedited service available, just contact me).

Custom orders for deployment journals or wedding guest books typically take 2-3 weeks depending on the season. Please contact me and I can give you a detailed price quote as well as expected turn-around time.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All purchases include free basic wrapping and an informational card about Binding Bee and a thank-you note.

If your item is a gift, I can include a personalized card with a message from you and use a special gift wrapping paper. Please leave those details in the 'note to seller' box when you checkout, or send me an Etsy convo.

Wholesale availability

Binding Bee is currently accepting applications for new gallery or retail partners. Please contact me for an application and our wholesale terms. Megan Winn (owner) bindingbee@gmail.comor 317.721.2331

Care instructions

I use reclaimed, job-lot leather in the creation of my journals. Most of it is chrome tanned leather which requires no maintenance or upkeep. Some of the more rugged leather I use is oil-tanned and will distress and patina with use, but do not require any additional oil or conditioner. If you have specific question about the piece you are interested in, please get in touch with me.