Imagine you are traveling…it could be anywhere…an exotic over seas destination…a cross country trek…or maybe just heading out to enjoy your home town for the day. This book is the perfect companion. If you like to draw. If you like to write. Or maybe you like to display your photography the old fashioned way…in a beautiful book which you keep readily at hand to share with visitors. Maybe you don’t like to do any of this…but you know someone who does…No matter whom its for this a truly exceptional gift! Let the richness of the quality North American leather and card stock pages pull you into an era past. Designed to inspire you, or that special someone, these books are our way of imparting our creative spirit to you! The red leather book you are currently admiring was hand crafted by Edmonton artist Amy Skrocki (Paragon of Design of Skrocki). The casing for this book was created from top quality leather, hand carved and tooled, hand dyed, and hand bound. The pages in this book are acid free thick white card stock and ideal for: writing, drawing, photos, or keepsakes. The book can be rebound when you have filled the pages as well, so the case can be used for a long time. The size of this journal is 23.7 x 15.8 x 4 cm. The copper shield is the product of a rigorous 35-45 step process. Starting with plain sheets of metal we design and create our components one at a time. Some of the key steps include preparing the metal and design work, etching the imagery and cutting custom shapes. Each piece is finished with a meticulous hand applied coloring process wherein each color is individually applied and often on different days to allow for the lengthy drying process (up to 72 hours). The majority of the other steps revolve around an absurd amount of sanding and cleaning, as well as, adding the finishing touches such as ear hooks, jump rings, soldering etc. Because of this no two items are identical and they have variations between each item.