Posted by: PatrickJL | April 22, 2011

etsy finds: Journal Bandolier

This post is part of a series entitled “etsy finds” of fun, creative, handmade items found on etsy.com

Here is another great item I found on etsy.  I always carry a sketchbook with me and at least 4 0r 5 different pens (varying colors, inks, etc.).  The Journal Bandolier from cleverhands is a perfect way to keep all of your pens together without needing to carry a bag of pens along with you.  The bandolier comes in a variety of prints and fabrics but I must say the reclaimed rubber is my favorite.

Description from Etsy:

[jour.nal ban.do.lier n.] a strap fitted with small loops for carrying pens, pencils, and other handy tools wrapped around a journal, planner, or other book.

Some time ago I made a journal bandolier for myself. After the 8th person asked me where they could get one it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only person sick of losing pens and breaking pencil points, or having inspiration hit only to find I had nothing to draw or write with!

This style of Bandolier is handmade using reclaimed rubber and elastic. The strap is 2 inches wide and sewn into a loop which measures 5.75 inches long when laid flat. It fits easily around books that run a little over 5 inches wide such as the Moleskine 5.52×8.25 inch journal or the Handbook journal of a similar size. Each loop is approximately 1 inch wide. There are a total of 7 loops.

Because this bandolier is made from reclaimed rubber it will show lots of character and individuality due to the fact that each one starts out life as a bicycle inner tube.

This is a handmade item and will have variations from the photograph as the one in the photograph has been sold.

I find many of my materials at a center for creative reuse to improve the carbon footprint things I make.

Custom widths and loop sizes are available upon request. See the additional images for alternate fabric selections.

[etsy]

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  1. That is clever! Thanks for sharing…(-:


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