Here is a page with the strings sewed on. You could also use ribbons twine, cords- something strong and stable. One string is to tie the page to the page in front, the other to tie the page to the page in bakc. After I sewed the ties to all the pages, I tied the strings around the beads.
To start tying the pages together, Place two side by side - I put them between my knees. Take a sting from each page and crisscross it-overlap them. Lay one of the beads over the criss cross and tie using a square knot. Don't make it too tight, you want some wiggle room. Grab another page and tie it the same way. Continue until all the pages are tied together.
Here are two pages together. and all of the pages
Next is to create your covers. I cut chipboard 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"-a little larger than the pages. I wrapped the front of the chipboard with velvet upolstery fabric and embellished with chipboard cutouts I treated with gold paint, Ultra Thick Embossing enamel, water color paint and Gilders Paste to look like metal. The cameo center was a flea market find.
I did the same for the back cover. I wanted to have a clasp, so I planned that out and used a decorative bronze pin You will need to add ties, only single ones, to the binding edge. I suggest you do that before you glue on the endpaper on the inside of the covers. Once your covers are done, tie them in place!
In lieu of the beads I created you could also use pony beads or buttons to hold the pages together. Here are examples.
On my finished book, I cut the ties short and frayed them. Here are pics of my bound book. I threaded thin chain through the loops on the top and bottom of the beads and also through the jump rings in the center. I hung some charms. at the top and sides.