In case anyone wonders where all the artwork I post here goes afterwards, it goes into one of these books. This one is a handmade journal from India with a "cruelty-free" leather cover (made from animals that died on their own and were not killed). This is the sixth book I've put artwork into (all the others are handmade books from Nepal or India). Each one has about 100 pieces of art, all about the same size (4"X6") and I began this procedure about 2004. This current book has about 20-25 empty pages to be filled then I have to get another book. I'm already looking around for a likely one. No two books are alike, cover-wise.
The embossed metal decorations on this book I made from sheet copper and aluminum and embossed them using a blunt wooden scriber and metal molds from an old Mattel "Creepy Crawlers" set. A red cord from a gift bag and a few wooden beads completes the item.(you need to put a fastener on each book because they get really fat when they're full)