This charcoal grey swap book is bound using Secret Belgian Binding and was a lot of fun to make. I just love this technique and am so glad it's not a "secret" any longer! Ha ha! I experimented with waxing the paper covers using a furniture paste finishing wax and buffing it to a nice matte sheen. It makes the covers so silky soft and hopefully will repel dirt moisture, and fingerprints. It needed one last finishing touch, so I dug through my button and brad collection and stumbled upon a brad which coordinates perfectly with the grey, blue, and chartreuse green in the pattern. The book board is too thick to set the shank of the brad so I used a metal glue to set the brad in place. -- Beth of UberArt and EmersonBinderyYou can see Beth's offerings for sale in her shops: www.uberart.etsy.com and www.emersonbindery.etsy.com.