I took it off, then apart, the zip first - tearing it with my hands. Gently, ever so gently...
I had prepared papers the week before and had not decided upon the covers, however after finding this skirt, the decision was made.
After the cover boards were dry and I could stitch the journal, I opted to add an antique pendulum that I got from a flea market. It has a Celtic design and looks very old, not sure exactly of the date but I am certain of approximately 100 years.
The Pendulum Pages, now available in my Etsy store.