Friday, February 5, 2010

Make Your Own Beaded Bookmark!

I posted this on our Rouge River Beads blog last year but making bookmarks is so much fun I thought I'd share with you again. They are a fairly easy beginner project and make the perfect gift!

7" of beading wire
two crimp beads
a charm
6-10 beads depending on size
1 jump ring
1 beadable bookmark
flatnose pliers or a crimp tool

To begin, thread the beading wire through the crimp bead and the charm.

Bring the beading wire back through the crimp bead and crimp with a crimping tool, or flatten with pliers.
Add your beads in whatever order you like.

Add another crimp bead. Thread wire over the jump ring then thread the tail of your wire through your crimp bead and a couple of beads.

Crimp or flatten your crimp bead. Trim excess wire.

Open your jump ring and add the bookmark. Most bookmarks have a hole through which you can thread something. I find it easiest to attach everything to a jump ring. It's easier to turn around if you happen to have your charm backwards!

And voila! You now have your own bookmark to enjoy or give as a gift

For supplies you need to make your own beaded bookmark stop by Rouge River Beads.
Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips. I think I will try to make one of my own. Glad to have you part of the fun of Friday Follow. Rita @