custom bookbinding - handcrafted - blank book - journal - wedding - bound email - guest book - scrapbook - photo album - diary - anniversary - clamshell box - book of shadows - fan fiction - rebinding

Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler, bookbinder

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More information on the books pictured above can be found in the following galleries (clockwise from left):

Impala and motel sign (daytime) - gallery - intricate

Album with crab - gallery - intricate

Impala with motel (nighttime) - gallery - pop culture

Chevy Cheyenne - gallery - baby

3/4 binding sunflower with copper accent  - gallery - engagement


your idea + my craftsmanship = a one-of-a-kind heirloom





I have moved away from in-person sales of already-finished books in favor of commissions only.  I would rather make books to my customers' exact specifications.




Please visit the "finished books for sale" pages of this site to see everything I have available for immediate purchase. 

I ship worldwide!

Custom orders are always welcome.  Contact me by e-mail to get the discussion started on your custom order.








Like getting hammered?


If you are a fan of the hammered copper pieces that sometime show up on my book covers, you might like the forged (hammered) sterling silver jewerly that I make.  


I DO sell jewelry at the in-person art sale events several times a year and those dates can be seen in the "announcement" section of my Etsy shop. 


I create a variety of one-of-a-kind hammered sterling silver pendants, leather wrap bracelets with handmade, forged, sterling silver toggle clasps, and sterling silver cuff bracelets.  Each one is unique - made one at a time and fabricated from silver sheet and wire, shaped using a variety of vintage hammers with pieces soldered or riveted together.


My jewelry is designed to be unisex and wearable every day.


Many pieces have a retro design theme inspired by vintage road signs, motels, and automobiles.  Some pieces incorportate salvaged vintage auto body steel in the design. I also create pendants inspired by ancient protective symbols.


I do not accept commission requests for jewelry. Everything I currently have available can be seen in my Etsy store.  PLEASE be mindful of the wrist sizes listed on the cuff bracelets as there is very little room for adjustment.

My jewelry can be found and purchased on Etsy by searching the name of my jewelry business:

Red Ember Forge

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