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Ithaca, NY  14850



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Monday: 10-6

Tuesday: 10-6

Wednesday: 10-6

Thursday: 10-6

Friday: 10-6

Saturday: 10-6

Sunday:  11-5

Special store hours apply for Holidays:
New Year's Eve 12/31: 10am-5pm

New Year's Day 1/1/20: Closed

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Oberon Design leather goods are designed and made to last for years.  Oberon prides itself on exceptional craftsmanship, creating pieces that are sturdy, functional and beautiful. 

Small Journal Size: 5" 6.875"

Insert Size: 4.25" x 6.25"

220 Pages

Oberon Design Small Leather Journal - Hokusai Wave in Navy

  • History

    Brendan Smith, founder and owner of Oberon Design, has been working in leather since 1967.  Oberon Design came on the scene in 1992 and in 1997, Brendan expanded into beautiful Britannia metal jewelry.  Oberon Design is a fine example of a good, old fashioned, hands on, hard working American company and we're proud to carry their work.


    Oberon Design leather goods are artisan made in California.

    • All leather is domestically tanned
    • Local and domestic businesses are sourced for non-toxic glues, dyes and findings
    • Leather is deep drum dyed, not painted, as are all higher quality leather goods.

    Your Journal

    Enjoy putting your words to paper knowing that your journal is made to last.  Features include:

    • A hardbound, smythe sewn (that's a very good thing!), blank book filler made with recycled, heavy bond, acid free paper.  That means that your writing, drawings or photos will stay looking good!
    • A lined template sheet to help you write in straight lines.
    • Reorder refills for your journal using information included with your purchase.
    • A simple and durable bootlace thong that wraps around a studio made, matching Britannia metal button to hold your journal closed.

    Britannia Metal

    Britannia metal is a specific type of pewter alloy, used for its silvery appearance and its smooth surface.  The alloy is composed of 93% tin, 5% antimony and 2% copper.


    • You can expect some fading and scuffing over time.  That's the nature of leather.
    • As the leather is not coated, it is natural for it to absorb the natural oils from your hands.  It will develop a deep, glossy patina over time.
    • Avoid leaving your Oberon Design goods in intense, direct sunlight.
    • Better yet, store it in a drawer or on a shelf when you are not using it.