Journal Bandoliers - travel light, draw often

San Francisco, California · 7632 Sales


Journal Bandoliers - travel light, draw often

San Francisco, California 7632 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Travel light, draw often

I think with my hands. My life is full of notes, doodles, lists, sketches, and plans. Like my father-in-law who can't talk if you hold his hands still, my thought process grinds to a halt if I can't use my hands. All my best thinking begins and ends on paper. Paper is not much help though, if I can't find a pen. Much of the time, until I made the first journal bandolier, I could NOT find a pen.


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  • Emily Oinen

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    My mother, who was the only 60 year old woman in her small engine repair class, taught me to love to learn. She passed these clever hands down to me from my grandma who made more quilts than anyone could count and was as stubborn as she was short.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2016
In my store I strive to offer well made useful stuff that works. I use recycled or reclaimed materials when possible. If you have any comments, questions or requests please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I ship first class with USPS unless you request otherwise. I try to ship orders out within 2 to 4 business days (often orders go out even faster). Custom orders have a longer lead time, typically 7 to 10 days. I send a convo to the buyer when shipment has been made.

Please confirm that your shipping address is accurate to avoid delays.


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchase.

USPS international shipping is often prompt but can sometimes take a little longer due to customs delays in the destination country. According to the USPS International orders are not considered lost until 45 days has passed without delivery. If an order does not appear in that time frame I am happy to replace or refund the order. USPS tracking for international packages does not show information after the package has left the United States. This does not mean the package has been lost. To avoid delays and missed delivery please make sure your shipping address is as accurate as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you aren't happy with your purchase please let me know. Making sure you have a positive experience is my number one priority.
Additional policies and FAQs
Cleverhands FAQ

Do you provide giftwrap?
Sure! I am happy to gift wrap and include a note. Everyone loves presents.Yay!

Will this fit my - journal? ipad? binder? clipboard?
Send me a convo with the dimensions of the item you are trying to fit including how thick it is and I will be happy to advise you about the best fit.

Here are some general guidelines (I also have a listing for custom orders)

Mini: Fits circumferences from 8" to 9” (e.g. a mini moleskine 3.5” x 5” size )

Standard: Fits circumferences 11.5" to 13” (e.g. a large moleskine journal - 5.25” x 8" size )

Medium: Fits circumferences 14" to 17” (e.g. one of those black and white school composition books or an iPad)

Large: Fits circumference 16.5" to 20 (e.g. a clipboard or 9” x 12 sketchbook)

Adjustable Velcro: Fits circumferences 9" to 22"