For a focal point I used a stone slice I had and beaded around it to accent it.
I was going to make a long journal but didn’t like it at this point but didn’t want to cut off a chunk either, so it became a foldover. The lining is suede and attached with a running stitch. The pages are some hand painted ones/love using them in books, so I can make more.
I like to use sewing snaps as closures and put two in to stabilize the cover.