This book is what my friend Lisa calls "reborn books". Basically you take a hardback book that is doomed for the trash and make an new one.
You carefully remove the entire insides and make new pages from all sorts of papers, envelopes, pockets, or whatever you can dream of. I bound my book with leather lacing and an old paint brush. I am not sure whether I will add beads or not. For now I am leaving the leather lacing long.
I have joined a journaling group and this is the book I will be working on. I am making myself do some writing which is so hard for me, I was born with a total writers block. I was smart on my part to make my book with only 24 pages.