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julieboyles

Leather Journals and Leather Gifts

Indianapolis, Indiana · 2037 Sales

julieboyles

Leather Journals and Leather Gifts

Indianapolis, Indiana 2037 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
(850)

Announcement   Thank you so much for your support and encouragement over the last five years.As of January 1 2013 this shop has been closed and my leather working days are over.
You can follow my new adventures by visiting http://julieboyles.com
Thanks again, and Best Wishes!
Julie

Announcement

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement over the last five years.As of January 1 2013 this shop has been closed and my leather working days are over.
You can follow my new adventures by visiting http://julieboyles.com
Thanks again, and Best Wishes!
Julie

Julie Boyles

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Julie Boyles

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jan 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! It is a great looking journal.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful journal! Excellent craftsmanship on all of my J Boyles pieces. Thank you!

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About

Making journals and using them has added so much joy to my life.

As you stand in the entryway of our home, you can tell right away this is no ordinary house in the suburbs of Indianapolis. The enticing smell of leather, waxes and oils lingers in the air as you walk into the open living space. The walls are lined with stacks of paper and rolls of leather, along with assorted machines and tools. In the center of it all is the workbench. Everything needed to craft my leather journals and accessories is within arms reach.

The sounds have become familiar to all of us. The kids hardly bat an eye when the sewing machine is clacking at a furious pace, or the hammering sounds of punching holes is non stop. The volume of the television and conversations ebbs and flows with the noise from the workspace. I never hesitate to pound or stitch into the early hours of the morning. No one wakes up, not even the dogs. They've all grown accustomed to the sounds of "home".

This is the center; the hub of my business and our family's home. In the last few months we've been considering moving the workshop to a different location. To take more of our living space back, work normal hours and be able to entertain again without putting everything away. The decision, made by a family vote, was to stay put for now. Each member of our family plays a vital role in this shop by way of their unending support and encouragement.

This place works for us. Here in the suburbs of Indianapolis we have the very definition of a comfortable working home.

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  • Julie or JJ Boyles

    Owner, Journal Maker And Leather Lover

    I'm a writer, journal maker and love to work with leather.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2012
Welcome and thank you for taking time to have a look at my Etsy shop. My goal is for you to be completely satisfied with your purchase and the whole experience. If you will be giving your purchase as a gift, I truly hope that you and the recipient of your gift will be totally pleased!

LEATHER
**Important information about the leather and colors I use**
Every item is made with premium, full grain leather hides. Full-grain leather is considered the best quality leather there is, and the only type of leather I use.

When I am cutting out the pieces, I try to get the best cuts out of each hide, at the same time, wasting as little as possible. Each piece of leather will have variations in color, texture, and thickness. There will also be some blemishes, minor scratches or folds, or some marbling of the colors. All these things create character in the leather, making each piece unique.

Most of the leather is of medium temper, which is not too stiff, but not limp. The leathers will soften and become a little more flexible with use making them even more beautiful, and all your own. These items are made to last a very, very long time, and to be used to the fullest!

PAPER
The paper I use in my journals currently is 24# White writing paper. It can be used with pencil and pen quite easily for writing or sketching. There isn’t a lot of tooth to this paper so it may not be suitable for charcoal or pastels, and it is not suitable for water based media. This paper has been certified by the Sustained Forestry Initiative.

MONOGRAMMING
The letters of the monogram are each done by hand stamping into the leather. Using special tools designed for this process, I line the letters up and pound (tap) them in. I have high standards for the items I send out, and you should feel assured that I have taken my time with your personalization, and that you have my best work.

If you have any questions at all about any of the above, I am happy to help! Please just send me a convo through the Etsy conversation system, or email me at:
jjboylesleather [!at] gmail.com

Thank you,
Julie

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Payment
Accepted Payments:
Payment method is Paypal. You can pay through Paypal with a credit card without having a Paypal account.
Shipping
Shipping:
*Please note that I ship to your Etsy Address! This is the address that you list when you make your purchase on Etsy.

* If your Etsy address and Paypal address are different, I will ship to the Paypal address due to buyer and seller protection restrictions on Paypal!*

I ship to the United States and Internationally as well. Each item is made when purchased and Processing time is 2 weeks before shipping. You will receive an email from the USPS when your item has shipped.

*FOR SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA*
I use USPS Priority Mail for all USA shipping. Priority Mail should take 2-3 business days to reach you. Delivery confirmation is included on all domestic orders.

*FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
All International orders are shipped USPS First Class Mail. This has proven to be the most economical and safest option. Shipping time for First Class can range anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on your location and the time your item spends in customs. If you would like expedited shipping, please don't hesitate to contact me, and I'll be able to give you other options.

If you have any questions about shipping, please don't hesitate to convo me, or send me an email at:
jjboylesleather [!at] gmail.com

International customs charges are responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns:
If you are not satisfied for any reason,please notify me within 30 days after receiving the item. Returns will be accepted if the item is returned unused and in the original condition. Please let me know in advance of a return and I will give you the proper address to send it to.

Returns on Personalized items:
Items that have been personalized or monogrammed are not eligible for returns unless they have been damaged in shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders
At this time I am not accepting any custom orders.

I am accepting selected wholesale opportunities. Please contact me through the Etsy Conversation System, or email me at jjboylesleather [!at] gmail.com