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Handmade Leather Journals

Welcome to Riveted By Design, a leathercraft studio and online shop based in Sherwood Park, AB. We specialize in unique leather journals and offer a variety of colours and styles including hand-bound diaries, refillable notebooks, personal planners, art journals, and photo albums. 

Brown leather refillable journal with gold heart decorative closure. Eco-friendly paper refill booklets sit beside.
Hands writing in a brown handmade leather journal. Tarot cards and a cup of coffee are adjacent to the journal.

Custom Leatherwork & Personalized Gifts

We take pride in our work. Creativity, craftsmanship and genuinely personal customer service are important to us. We enjoy working with you to find solutions and help in any way we can with your custom leatherwork  creations. You can also request a re-make of any of our sold out items. We offer personalization for many of our journals with up to 3 complimentary stamped initials. If there's something special you have in mind message us and tell us your ideas. 

Red leather refillable personal planner with turquoise accent card pocket and pen loop.
Close up of stamped initials on personalized brown leather journal.
Close up of handstitched red leather personal planner.
Personalized handmade brown bound leather journal with simple tie closure
Handmade custom leather album. Hand tooled celtic tree and decorative stitching.
Unique handmade leather bag. Brown crocodile embossed leather.

Our customers are saying...

"Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! The custom leather album that I ordered from Riveted by Design exceeded all of my expectations.These people use top-notch quality of leather and their workmanship is out of this world. I cannot say enough about these Canadian artists. They are a pleasure to work with and quickly had a clear understanding of what I was looking for and delivered a very professional and unique album that I am so proud to present to my client. And by the way, their prices are hard to beat. These amazing people went beyond. Thank you again Stephanie and Sean. I'll be shopping on your site again."


Quality Crafted Accessories

Forest green canvas tote bag with tan leather accent pockets.

Our  stylish and functional canvas and leather tote bags are made with hard wearing technical fabric. Available in rich greens, soft blues and complimenting earth tones, these bags are the down-to-earth staple wardrobe item you've been looking for.    

In addition to journals, we offer a wide range of quality handcrafted home goods and accessories. We love variety and trying new things so you'll find that we add new products and seasonal items to our online shop regularly. From campy, fun leather masks and keychains to hand-poured candles and leather plant hangers that brighten your decor - if you're looking for unique and memorable gifts, our handmade goods are a great place to start! We have a beautiful assortment of jewelry including sparkling bead and leather wrap bracelets, distinctive leather cuff bracelets, and chokers with feminine lacy detailing.

Black leather cuff bracelet and choker necklace with ruffled purple lace detail and silver hardware.
Red leather tiny dragon keychain sitting beside a quartz crystal orb.

"Absolutely love the work they do and the effort they put into their products. Highly recommend and very reasonable pricing. They are willing to try different things to make your ideas come true."


"Amazing customer service and beautiful handmade products. You can really tell that time and care is put into creating each piece. Thank you Riveted By Design!"



Best Sellers

Each one of our journals is essentially a one-of-a-kind. This is because we purposely incorporate the "live edge" as well as branding and other marks commonly found on a natural leather hide. We love the rustic and unique look that this creates. Even though each journal has a spirit and a look of its own, there are styles and colour combinations that look so great, we're compelled to repeat them. In addition to the more classic blacks, browns, and greys - if you're looking for a vibrant, rich, colourful leather journal - you can expect to find it here. If you're inspired by nature, know that we have a variety of sweet animal lover closures and embellishments such as bees, birds, owls, and kitty cats. If your appreciation lies with vintage and old world style, we've got you covered with our various lock and key style diaries.  

A dark blue handmade bound leather journal with tan binding and closure ties and an antique gold bee embellishment.

"I ordered a Journal for my husband as a Christmas gift. Steph is very helpful and communication was great! Highly recommend!!"


"I received a bound journal as a gift. It is such an elegant and class piece of art, I could not dare use it for day to day notes. I use it as a picture journal of the relationship with the love of my life. It is the perfect canvas for the journey that means so much to us!"


"Amazing products made by amazing people. You can see Stephanie and Sean both love what they do and it certainly shows in their work"


"I bought a custom journal that is so beautiful and well made. The service was prompt and the product you get for what you pay is amazing. Their work is unbelievable, they truly put their heart and soul into creating something you'll treasure forever."



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