For the cover of my book design I definitely wanted to incorporate Pearls in some way, as Hester's daughter in the novel is named Pearl. So far I hadn't seen any other covers that used Pearls in their approach. I set about buying some supplies with which to compose a few photographs (a few turned into like 200!). Here are some sample results:
As for the back cover, I'm thinking of scanning in the lace texture and incorporating it in some way, just to add some interest rather than leaving it completely solid.