opalinebookpress

Modern Handmade Shell Books, Journals & Zines

Decatur, Georgia · 32 Sales

opalinebookpress

Modern Handmade Shell Books, Journals & Zines

Decatur, Georgia 32 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   Modern handmade books.
Classic, hand-sewn bindings.
Iridescent, many-hued, lustrous.

Lauren Bishop is a photographer, book artist, and plant lady that crafts unique, handmade books with a focus on traditional bindings and beautiful artisanal papers. Each book is crafted by a loving hand from quality materials that are built to hold your cherished memories for years and years.

Instagram: @opalinebookpress / @l_bishop
Website: www.laurenabishop.com

Feel free to contact me with custom orders or requests.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 16, 2018

Modern handmade books.
Classic, hand-sewn bindings.
Iridescent, many-hued, lustrous.

Lauren Bishop is a photographer, book artist, and plant lady that crafts unique, handmade books with a focus on traditional bindings and beautiful artisanal papers. Each book is crafted by a loving hand from quality materials that are built to hold your cherished memories for years and years.

Instagram: @opalinebookpress / @l_bishop
Website: www.laurenabishop.com

Feel free to contact me with custom orders or requests.

Lauren Bishop

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Lauren Bishop

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
atyaklin

atyaklin on Mar 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I just love looking at the binding. Lauren does an amazing job. It's actually flawless. This makes a special gift.

atyaklin

atyaklin on Mar 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, I received it just two days after I purchased. This book is so sculptural. I just love it. It's going to be hard to part with it, as it is a gift for my mother, who is an artist, herself.

atyaklin

atyaklin on Mar 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is truly a work of art! I just love every aspect of this piece. I can't wait to give it to my mom for Mother's Day.

lillyg571

lillyg571 on Oct 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning -- arrived in perfect condition, even more beautiful in person!! Would definitely recommend, a perfect gift item. The detail and amount of work that went into this piece is so impressive, just wow :)

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Updates

Two new, smaller scallop shell journals have washed up in the shop! shellsparkles
There's one scallop shell journal left in the shop right now! Great for ocean-lovers and mermaids alike.
Also in the shop update are these sharp-looking hardcover journals! I just love creating unique binding patterns for each and every journal — it keeps the process fresh!
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About

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Infinitely inspired by the intricacies of handmade books and their possibilities for visual storytelling, Lauren Bishop fell head over heels for the art of bookmaking during her studies at Kennesaw State University's School of Art and Design.

As a detail-oriented artist, Lauren's education instilled her with an affection for archival and impeccable craftsmanship, marbled papers, hand papermaking, and the soothing quality of the process as a whole. Through having a hand in every step of the bookmaking process, Lauren translates her love for the art form into a tangible object that simply can't wait to become a home for your most cherished memories.

Follow her on Instagram for day-to-day snippets of photography, gardening, her German Shepherd, her five turtles, and bookmaking adventures: @l_bishop

Shop members

  • Lauren Bishop

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Born and raised in hot and sticky Georgia, Lauren Bishop is a photographer, book artist, and plant lady. She earned her BFA in Photography from Kennesaw State University and is currently based in Decatur, GA.

  • Kaspar Cash Gortemiller

    Moral Support, Quality Control

    An incandescently happy black and silver German Shepherd with a touch of cream and a rotten streak who knows good books when he sees — or smells — them.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 23, 2015
Lauren Bishop is a photographer, book artist, film-lover, green thumb, and chronic whistler that crafts unique, handmade books with a focus on traditional bindings and beautiful handmade papers. Each book is crafted by a loving hand from quality materials that are built to hold your cherished memories for years and years. Thanks for visiting!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be as happy with your purchase as I was making it. That being said, if your order arrives to you damaged, I will do my best (within reason) to resolve the issue for you.
Payment
I accept payment from debit cards, credit cards, and PayPal at the time the order is placed.
Shipping
I ship from Marietta, GA through USPS First-Class Mail or Priority Mail, carefully packing each book into a cushioned mailer to protect it during the transportation process. I strive to pack and ship my orders within one to three days of receiving payment and will inform you immediately of any circumstances that may delay shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that as all items are one-of-a-kind, every book will vary in construction, binding, and decorative papers – all of which make it even more special for you!