codice

Handmade leather books as in the past for today.

Oviedo, Spain · 1921 Sales

codice

Handmade leather books as in the past for today.

Oviedo, Spain 1921 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(429)

Announcement   Personalized Leather Journals, Custom Notebooks, Leather Photo Albums and Guest Book... one of a kind bookbinding gifts, handmade from my atelier in Oviedo, Spain.

I ship Worldwide by Registered Mail, please read Shipping and Policies in each article to check the delivery time frame.

♥ Do you want to know more about my work and process?
→ https://www.facebook.com/elcodicedeleremita
→ https://instagram.com/codiceeremita
→ ...And my Website!
www.elcodicedeleremita.com

♥ Contact info:
→ Mail: codiceeremita [!at] gmail.com
→ Etsy message: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=15006376&ref=owner_contact_leftnav

All rights reserved - El códice del eremita ©

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Personalized Leather Journals, Custom Notebooks, Leather Photo Albums and Guest Book... one of a kind bookbinding gifts, handmade from my atelier in Oviedo, Spain.

I ship Worldwide by Registered Mail, please read Shipping and Policies in each article to check the delivery time frame.

♥ Do you want to know more about my work and process?
→ https://www.facebook.com/elcodicedeleremita
→ https://instagram.com/codiceeremita
→ ...And my Website!
www.elcodicedeleremita.com

♥ Contact info:
→ Mail: codiceeremita [!at] gmail.com
→ Etsy message: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=15006376&ref=owner_contact_leftnav

All rights reserved - El códice del eremita ©

Raquel Alonso

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Raquel Alonso

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5 out of 5 stars
(429)
alannadickinson

alannadickinson on Sep 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Where do I start! I highly recommend this company and her products to everyone and anyone! My fiance and I ordered a guest book custom made from her and we are soo happy with many things! First off Raquel Alonso is sooo easy to work with and she really makes the customizing and buying experience so smooth and fun! When I wanted a change she did it no questions and it turned out beautiful! I received the guest book soo fast it was ridiculous! Then when I opened it it was hand wrapped and I had a note from her which in my opinion just makes the experience that much more loving and personal! I then looked at my final book at it was even better than the final pictures she sent me. So beautifully crafted I was speechless. I showed my family and they were all in awe! I highly recommend Raquel Alonso to everyone!

mabernet1

mabernet1 on Sep 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a great piece! Bought as a wedding present for the parents and had a hard time parting with it! Also shipped very quickly for an international order

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"I gave the journal to my friend today. It is beautiful and he was very touched by it. He leaves for Peru and will have it in hand. Thank you, Raquel" Lovely customers blue_heart
"Hi Raquel,
I received the book and its even more beautiful than I had hoped! Thank you again for being so responsive to my requests. Many many thanks :)"
"Hi Raquel, I received it yesterday. Thanks so much for getting this to me so quickly. It's lovely and craftsmanship is superb. It's the perfect gift. Thanks again!" blue_heart
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About

Sometimes it is necessary to reinvent oneself and open new ways. One is "El códice del Eremita", undoubtedly.

My blog “El códice del Eremita" (The Hermit's codex) was born to let the public know about the work a restorer of graphic documents develops, an almost unknown and even undervalued activity (few people know it is basically a science-based profession), using a language as simple as possible.

Along with this objective, I was determined to achieve another: to meet my creative self again, which I had neglected for a long time. I've always loved drawing, writing... having my hands and mind busy following the beat of my imagination. I missed it so much.

I found the final push in binding, respecting and breaking its rules in a conscious way, taking advantage of errors to create unique pieces, researching and coming back to what I didn't learn in the past...

That's how, gladly shut in my small studio, I became a "hermit", and adopted that name permanently. A hermit similar to many of you, artists who manage to spare some time to find yourselves. And then, a large vital "Codex", to restore and to fill.

I find inspiration primarily on traditional binding, but I also try to formally reinvent the technique and make the product affordable without reducing its quality. I also look for the final result to be simple, harmonious, so that each part "talks" without outshining the others, from the humble seam to the embossed decoration. I like to think that each one of the models have some balance.

I do not repeat an item immediately once it's sold, I try to leave the next one "born" from the previous one: the materials and techniques make each piece unique, and thus I feel (a little secret: before sending them to a customer I "talk" to my creations, wishing them the best in their "new life" ... are these crazy hermit's things?)

(English translation revised by the Spanish Craft Revolution Team).
Pictures by Pie de Foto Photography : http://www.piedefotoweb.com/author/piedefoto

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  • Raquel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Bookbinder, Photographer

    Hi! My name is Raquel, and I am a spanish paper restorer and binder. Welcome to the Codice's world! :)

  • Darío

    Co-worker

    The little soul of this bindery ♥

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More information

Last updated on May 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I could need between 1-4 weeks for custom orders to be completed (please check item's description). Must be paid at time to the order.

* Personalized journals: I always send some pictures before ship to your email. I usually send to customers two reminder messages more, but if finally I have no response I'll send the item to the Etsy address provided.

I take and process the photos as similar as possible to the reality. However, it is obvious that slight differences will still exist, about the colors especially.

Please, note the leather is organic, and there are some differences between the pieces.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Ready-to-ship Orders will be packaged and shipped on 24-48 hours once payment is received. I will send you a notification that your order was processed, with the track number, so you’ll be able to follow the delivery status.

Please NOTE: you must have more time to manufacture the products in those items that are Made to Order (for example, Summum Meditatio Personalized Journals). This time should be about 1-4 weeks depending the item purchased.

All my items are shipped from Spain carefully and nice packaged, for gift.

Refunds and exchanges

-- If lost: You will receive a refund if the package is lost. I'll do after confirmation of Postal Service.
-- If delayed: You will receive the refund of the shipping costs once the package is delivered. A package is considered delayed after four weeks.
-- If damaged: If your package appears to be damaged by the postal services, you have to fill in a report at your post in the moment you receive your package, and send me a scanned copy of the file, in order to verify and proceed with the refund.
-- If unclaimed: Please check your mailbox regularly, shipping costs are your responsability.

Taxes

For international customers/buyers: You are responsible for any and all additional customs charge and/or local taxes, if and when applicable. Please check your local policies and regulations on international packages.