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  • Summer is almost here...

    You will love our newest arrivals! These handmade bracelets and anklets can keep up with your busy summer routines! Create the perfect look for your sunny days and mix and match for an even brighter look! Available now here!

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  • What's New?

    Hello! Did you know that the most common way to locate points on the Earth's surface is by geographic coordinates? These coordinates are called Latitude and Longitude (measured in degrees), and they represent the position of a point calculated from the center of the Earth! Just In! This personalized mug is a creative way to remember and celebrate that special place in your life. Your new home, a summer vacation, your best friend's wedding... the possibilities are endless! Get your own Latitude/Longitude mug! Check our Personalized Latitude & Longitude Mug here! xoxo, The Yoyen Team

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  • Creative California Map Prints

    Our new creative map prints are definitely an interesting way to show our state pride! The process was a bit longer than expected, but we sure enjoyed every step in the making of these creative map prints. Here's how it all started: A World Atlas, pencil, paper, computer, a magnifier glass... and let's the research begin! State counties, boundaries, national parks and monuments, lakes, caves, volcanoes, beaches, wineries, etc, etc, etc... We tried to accommodate as many cities and major points as possible on this typographic design shown below. The greatest challenge was placing each city name as accurately as...

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  • Our Brand New Collection

    Our Crochet Barefoot Sandals collection has been an amazing project! We absolutely loved working closely with creative designers and women artisans in Mexico who are responsible for the creation of these gorgeous pieces. Exceeding our customers' expectations is our goal, and we are confident that this brand new collection is not the exception!

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  • February News

    About two years ago, we thought of a fun idea that evolved into a creative and unique Miniature Book Necklace Collection. As our small company grows, our Miniature Book Necklaces have found a place in many brick-and-mortar stores and in order to be fair to our retailers who have embraced our products, we regret to communicate that our MiniBook Necklace Collection will increase its everyday low internet pricing to match our Suggested Retail Price. However, and because we love to pamper our loyal E-customers, we will be offering great deals and discounts as much as we possibly can. Please make...

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  • MiniBooks and Sensuede Covers

    We are excited to announce that our MiniBook collection has new additions! Have you noticed the soft and elegant touch in our NEW MiniBook necklaces? Well, we have recently introduced MiniBook covers that look like suede but they are actually created using Sensuede, a fabric that is entirely made of recycled microfibers and that, in addition, is a cruelty-free alternative to suede. Easy to clean, stain resistant, and beautifully designed! Sensuede fabric goes beyond just looking and feeling like suede, it is one of the most ecologically friendly products you will ever find because it is free from environmental toxins,...

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  • MiniBook Necklaces :: Bookmaking + Fashion

    We sure have fun making our popular MiniBook necklaces! Each mini-book is created with small pieces of fine art paper torn by hand in our studio. Hand-torn paper edges give our MiniBooks that special hand-made look, and we absolutely love it.  We crease the fold of each hand-torn piece of paper with a bone folder. This is how we start preparing our signatures for sewing. We follow our small punching guide and punch two little holes in each folded set, also called "signatures" in bookbinding. Yes, our MiniBooks are small, but we still care about craftsmanship and those little details,...

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  • Navajo Miniature Book Necklace :: Process

    Our Navajo Miniature Book necklace has been one of our best sellers. It is a fun and relaxed design with a tribal touch.... We specially love its feather and the bright colors! The process to create this miniature book is similar to the rest of our mini-book necklaces collection. We use the same fine art paper, which is one of the best elements because it allows you to draw and/or write on each page. It is also suitable for wet media like ink or watercolor. Did you notice that we pay attention to little details like headbands? And of course,...

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  • Wood Prints :: Contemporary Décor

    Our contemporary illustrations are now being printed on sustainable maple panels! These wood prints are a great gift idea for the contemporary home or for any teen's room. Did we mention that these panels can be printed on larger sizes? Also, because these illustrations are created in our studio, we can work with you in creating any illustration that fits your needs! Contact us to find out how this can be done :) These wood prints are proudly manufactured, illustrated, and printed in the U.S.A.

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  • Our miniature book necklaces just got new packaging!

    From now on, our mini-book necklaces come with a reusable gift bag! It is a nice touch, a miniature linen bag that can be used to protect your hand-bound mini journal necklaces!

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  • We Love Handmade Items!

    Handmade products are great! They are unique, trendy, stylish, and usually one-of-a-kind. They also have more personality, style, and a little bit of the artist goes into each piece. Also, handmade products tend to be more Eco-friendly because the process to their creation does not pollute, they are not mass-produced in a waste-producing factory. In our design boutique, our goal is to offer Eco-friendly products and to create items with green techniques, like utilizing environmentally conscious materials that are recycled or recyclable. :)

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  • Our New Logotype Tags...

    How exciting! Our miniature tags have arrived, and we're ready to start creating new packaging :)

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  • Branding Material Arriving...

    Excited about these branding cards... and more pieces arriving soon :)  

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  • Farewell to our Birthday Calendar Set #BCS101

    Although making these Birthday Calendars was fun, they are no longer available on our e-shop. However, we are working on creating new and exciting products for you! Stay tuned ;)

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  • Book Arts in our studio...

    Bookmaking is so much fun. The images below show the final design of a multipage book that was based on the principles of form, structure, and semantics. Two messages into a cohesive design. We did several typography studies and color explorations, and of course tons of rough book prototypes!!! The spine of the book is removable... that means that the book can also be opened and displayed in an accordion style :P Pairing fonts can be challenging, so we decided to go for the classic way of pairing: contrast between serif and sans-serif fonts. 

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  • Miniature Book Necklace Process...

    We love miniature books!  We only use fine art paper to make these little books. These 100% cotton paper signatures are ideal for wet media like fountain pens or watercolors, allowing you to personalize your miniature book pages.   Each folded signature is about 1.25" wide by 1.5" high, and we use about 5 groups of mini folios in each book. We measure and punch two holes in each section with an owl to start sewing.   Kettle stitch is great for this mini book style, and we love the look of the final result!   The finished book block...

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  • A peek at...

      The process of one of our birthday calendars, so you never forget again :)   I absolutely love this fine art paper! It is 100% cotton, acid free with a smooth and flawless surface... only the best materials!   

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  • This is such a fun project!

    We really enjoy making these felt hearts!  

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  • We're finally here!

    We are so excited to announce that our e-commerce is up and running! Please stop by and check out our products... and don't forget to give us your feedback and suggestions, we'd love to hear from you! 

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