A copper flame design decorates this Methodist Bible with Pen Closure. Vinegar and lemon juice were applied to the copper Methodist flame until the finish became a deep red patina.
Linked Initials DCS are embossed under smooth black leather in the lower right corner.
I hand formed a pen holder from copper sheeting. First, cutting it to shape. Second, bending it around the pen for custom sizing. Third, sanding and then clear coating the copper. This became a closure for the Bible. Also, silver beads accent the front cover bracket.
A hidden compartment inside the front cover holds a few 4 x 6 inch photos. Red handmade paper lines the inner covers as endsheets while marbled paper lines the inside of the hidden photo compartment.
Handstiched headbands protect the spine ends. I wrap leather cords with thread colors to compliment the color scheme of the book. In this instance, red and black threads stitch directly into the binding.
Two layers of 55 lb tensile strength fabric reinforce the hinges for heirloom quality.
The Methodist Bible with Pen Closure has five raised faux binding cords along the spine. In addition, a leather bookmark attaches to the upper spine.
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