I have bound this journal with a good quality waxed linen (as opposed to some cheap stuff I originally used and found to yield disastrous results). I attached beads and a few charms.I have to admit I am not terribly pleased with the direction the pages of this journal has taken. I feel it's very rigid and way too linear in design. I just can't seem to break free and I'm really in a rut with it. Even though it makes me crazy to set this journal aside before completing it, I think it's the best thing to do.