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Gilded Page Edges

I can gild the eges of the pages if you wish. This is done with gold gouache, costs $4, and looks like this (ignore the endpapers, they were not one of my successes):

Gilded Page Edges, $4.00

Centre Bosses

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All bosses come in bright gold, antique gold, bronze, silver, or copper.

Style

Colour


Center bosses 9,10,12, and 13 can have the little domes shown in the picture set in their centres if desired. Just mention it in the comments section, there's no charge.

Corner bosses

All corner bosses come in bright gold, antique gold, bronze, silver, or copper.

Colour

Don't forget to enter how many corner bosses you want! This is usually 4 for just the front cover, and 8 if you want them on the back as well.

Number

Corner pieces

All corners come bright gold, antique gold, bronze, silver, or copper. Any of them can have the little domes on them, like #7 or #9. Just put it in the comments; there's no charge.

Style

Colour

Don't forget to enter how many corner pieces you want! This is usually 4 for just the front cover, and 8 if you want them on the back as well.

Number

Corner protectors

The corner protectors come in bright gold, antique gold, bronze, silver, or copper.

Style

Colour

Don't forget to enter how many corner protectors you want! This is usually 4 for just the front edges, and 8 if you want them at the spine as well.

Number

Little bosses and filigree decorations

The filigree decorations come in bright gold, antique gold, bronze, silver, or copper.

All of these little decorations are $0.05 each.

If you are ordering a book cover like the one which has little stars and bosses all over it, don't bother trying to work out how many you need. I'll do that and let you know.

Style No,

Colour

Don't forget to enter how many of these you want! This is usually 4 for just the front cover, and 8 if you want them on the back as well.

Number

 

Straps and clasps

Straps are made of the cover material and are usually about 1cm wide. Clasp choices are limited at the moment, but I hope to source more soon. The shell clasp can be mounted to sit on the front cover, or at the lower edge of the side; the large clasp is front-mount only. The end of the strap is glued into a slit in the cover material. The hinged clasp is mounted on the front and fastens over a pin at the lower edge of the cover.

There is a second narrower strap style which is typical of earlier books. This has a little bead (I use a glass- or pearl-headed pin) mounted on the edge of the back cover and the strap, which starts on the edge of the front cover, has a little ring to hook over the bead. These are listed first in the Clasp Style list below.

 

 

The large round clasps are 3cm diameter, not 4cm as in the illustration. They are only suitable for front cover mounting. Bead-and-strap clasps only go on the side.

Clasp style

Bronze

Jewels

Oh yes, more bling! Bring it on! We have cabochon jewels, mostly Swarovski crystal, some glass. They're all shiny and pretty and I can't tell which are which. They come in five colours: diamond (clear), ruby (red), emerald (green), topaz (yellow), sapphire (blue) and amethyst (light purple). Most are round, some are oval. We also have pearls: large round (fake), small round and small oval (both real freshwater), and half-pearls from 2-10mm (fake),

Not all colours are available in all sizes at any one time; it depends on what I can source. You order what you want and I'll tell you if I can get it. Look at the sample covers to get an idea of the size of the stones.

Prices: Small (3mm), $0.15 each. Medium (4-5mm), $0.20 each. Large (6-10mm), $0.30 each. Extra-large (over 10mm), $0.40 each. Humongous, ask me. Pearls, large or freshwater, $0.05 each, half-pearls, $0.02 each.

Cabochons: Size Shape Colour
Quantity

Pearls: Size Quantity
Bling, bling, bling!