I plan to mount three clasps on this book. The main one, made of two pieces, on the fore edge and two smaller ones on the lateral sides. I wanted it like this mainly for the sake of the geometric composition but I also think it's good to have some sort of reinforcement of the cover on the longer sides of the book.
I made these out of 0.6mm (22 gauge) brass sheet that already had some nice patina on it.
First I cut the rough pieces with metal scissors. Then I make the drawing on them with a permanent marker. The decoration is what requires more patience and muscles... I only used a small metal saw and rasps of different size and shapes as I don't have any special electric tools for metalwork (yet...).
The model is very simple, done by scratching, punching holes and making impressions into the metal (I hammered it using a nail).
Last step is to shape the clasps, pretty simple to do with a pliers for bending jewelry.
Tomorrow, the cover...