chain and long stitching. The pattern required sewing two signatures per station, which is a tight fit. To adhere the edges of the leather spine to the copper covers the surface of the copper needed to be roughed up. It was difficult to scratch away even a small amount of the beautiful patina from the copper sheets.
Each copper sheet develops a unique patina, and I had to decide which piece to use for the outside of the front and back covers. The front cover of the completed book below was my favorite, it reminds me of a river delta with swirling streams. The weight of the copper cover is enough to keep the book closed without any additional closure.