Akiko Gold Binder






Described asThis binder features really beautiful leather…It’s enameled on metallic bronze color, and it has very decorative and delicate pattern of paisley. I really love this dense and detailed design of paisley, flourish, leaves…etc. It’s embossed but it looks just like metal etching! Very beautiful and unique. The inside is dark bronze. I got these leather separately but the color matches perfectly.The stitch has gold lame. I made the design of this binder minimal. It looks gorgeous and chic at the same time!

The binder is totally hand made by me, hand cut (I don’t use any cutter, the wave parts are also hand cut), hand stitched. No machine is used at all. It’s more complicated than it looks as the binder actually consists of 22 pieces of leather and linning parts plus metal parts.

All edges are filed, trimmed and coated smoothly. The coating needs to be repeated for 3~4 times to fix. The closure is magnet.

This binder is bendable (it’s not like hard board binder) but very strong as it has a sturdy (but soft) pad inside. This pad never breaks like cardboard or plastic.
I put it even in the band, so it doesn’t get worn out easily.

The charm is leather tassel, It could be used as a book mark.

Akiko has an Etsy shop here which features her binders. She has a very ardent group of fans, so if you see something you like, buy it quickly! She is an absolute pleasure to deal with and the way she packages her items has to be seen to be believed! Watch out for another article when this one arrives!


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

5 thoughts

  1. I have two Akiko binders and this was very nearly a third that I couldn’t afford or justify at the moment! So I am very glad you have bought it and it’s gone to a loving home!

    1. I was hoping someone else would buy it to save me some $ but then I realized I would be gutted if I lost out as I have never seen anything like it!

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