FirebirdHouse

Books ReInvented

Pennsylvania, United States · 388 Sales

FirebirdHouse

Books ReInvented

Pennsylvania, United States 388 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   New books, new lines and more all coming in the next few weeks! Here's a taste:

https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/FirebirdHouse/tools/listings/view:table/223272419

I'm excited to be expanding, so please check back often as there are lots of unique things on the way.
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Welcome to Firebirdhouse Press!
I create beautiful handbound journals, sketchbooks and albums using reclaimed vintage/antique books, materials, solid metals such as brass and copper, and found objects. Making books is a joy for me. My goal is to create books which fuse art and function. I am fascinated with unusual materials, with the idea of using all kinds of beautiful things to stretch the idea of what a journal can be.

WEB: http://www.firebirdhouse.com
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/firebirdhouse
FACEBOOK:http://www.facebook.com/firebirdhousepress
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/firebirdhousepress


Custom Info
I am happy to do custom books. I will find specific book titles when possible, or provide titles for you to choose from. I am also happy to work with ephemera, photos and etc that you wish for me to include in your bound book. Please contact me at firebirdhouse [!at] yahoo.com for further details, including current turnaround time and required deposit.


COPYRIGHT 2000-2015 FirebirdhouseDesigns on all designs, work and catalogs.Please do not copy, borrow, or appropriate any portion.

Announcement

New books, new lines and more all coming in the next few weeks! Here's a taste:

https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/FirebirdHouse/tools/listings/view:table/223272419

I'm excited to be expanding, so please check back often as there are lots of unique things on the way.
_______________________________________________

Welcome to Firebirdhouse Press!
I create beautiful handbound journals, sketchbooks and albums using reclaimed vintage/antique books, materials, solid metals such as brass and copper, and found objects. Making books is a joy for me. My goal is to create books which fuse art and function. I am fascinated with unusual materials, with the idea of using all kinds of beautiful things to stretch the idea of what a journal can be.

WEB: http://www.firebirdhouse.com
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/firebirdhouse
FACEBOOK:http://www.facebook.com/firebirdhousepress
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/firebirdhousepress


Custom Info
I am happy to do custom books. I will find specific book titles when possible, or provide titles for you to choose from. I am also happy to work with ephemera, photos and etc that you wish for me to include in your bound book. Please contact me at firebirdhouse [!at] yahoo.com for further details, including current turnaround time and required deposit.


COPYRIGHT 2000-2015 FirebirdhouseDesigns on all designs, work and catalogs.Please do not copy, borrow, or appropriate any portion.

Kristen Evans

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Kristen Evans

About

A Love of Old Books and Journaling

Firebirdhouse was born out of a love for both antique books and journaling. While studying art, I began making my own journals and idea books several years ago and the rest is history.

I love the entire process of creating a hand bound book, from choosing the book to selecting papers and ephemera and sewing each one by hand. One of the cool challenges to using an antique or vintage book is that many of my materials are over 100 years old, and not perfect. Working with non-perfect materials really forces me to be creative with the stitches I use, or the way I put the book together. Simple things like adding pockets or closures to the books become important parts of the whole.

Recycled and reclaimed materials put a very real stamp of time and character onto each one of the journals.

I use recycled paper, often French Durotone papers for writing journals as they are heavier weight and very smooth. When crafting sketchbooks, I often use a mixed media paper that will take many different mediums, or occasionally watercolor paper.

To get advance notice of sales, special discounts for followers, and previews of what will be coming to the shop, please follow my Facebook page:

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  • Kristen Evans

    Owner, Book Artist, Mixed Media Designer

    My name is Kristen and I am the sole owner of Firebirdhouse. I call Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home now after 13 years in Atlanta.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 5, 2014
Hi and welcome to Firebird House Press. I am a bookbinder and artist, who creates journals, sketchbooks, and more from reclaimed vintage and antique books.

I love books and journaling, and try to put a unique spin on every book I create. My books are a chance to hold a piece of history and add your story to that history. It's journaling that puts down roots!

I strive to use original ephemera. To that end, I seek out Victorian trade cards, antique postcards, envelopes, old checks and all kinds of papers that will add an authentic touch to the journal.

Every book I create is unique, even if they are the same title, because each one has a little different story. As an artist it's my goal to tell that story.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAYMENT METHODS: Paypal, Etsy direct payments, and Etsy gift cards.

SPECIAL/CUSTOM ORDERS: Turnaround time varies. 50% of the total is due at the time the order is placed. Convo me for details.

SALES TAX: I collect Pennsylvania Sales Tax.

RESERVING/HOLDING BOOKS: I usually reserve books for 24 hours. If you need a longer period, please contact me.

CUSTOMS POLICY: all duties/tariffs/customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping
All domestic and Int'l shipping is based on weight. Refunds are issued for any overpayment.

US:
Priority Mail unless the journal is oversized or very heavy. For those, I use Media Mail.


INTERNATIONAL:
I ship First Class Int'l Package due to cost of international shipping for the customer. If you would like PRIORITY or GLOBAL EXPRESS, just let me know, and I can let you know the amount of the difference.

Please be SURE that the address listed on your PAYPAL or ETSY account (however you paid) is CURRENT, as that is what is used when I ship your purchase.

Insurance is available on request for purchases under $100. I add it automatically to all purchases over $100.

CUSTOMS- I declare actual value on all purchases. Customer is responsible for all taxes and tariffs incurred in customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I handle refunds and exchanges on a case by case basis, and ask that you contact me if you are unhappy or have any concerns as I do want happy, satisfied customers.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me via convo for information on wholesale orders, custom pieces, and those using special family memorabilia.