Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | July 31, 2010

The Beaded Book Thong

Woo-hoo! Doesn’t this sound naughty?

I think I will make some up for my theology books, as I tend to browse them rather than read them from start to finish. And these make nice gifts for the kids to make.

Beaded Book Thong

By: Bead Studio

Use leftover charms and beads to create a beautiful beaded bookmark, perfect for the graduate headed to college or your bookworm friend. These can also be hung from the rear-view window. This homemade gift is so quick and easy!

Materials:

  • 2 feet of Waxed Linen Cord
  • 1 Charm
  • Assorted Beads – about a dozen with holes that just fit over the linen
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Scissors

Steps:

1. Tie the charm onto one end of the cord, trim and set knot with clear nail polish.

2. Slide a grouping of beads onto the cord and tie a knot after the last bead. (Use an awl to get the knot close to beads if needed).

3. Determine the length of cord needed for the type of book (less for paperback more for hardcover) and tie a knot were the beads will start.

4. Add beads to the tail of the cord and tie a knot after the last bead.

5. Trim the excess cord and set knot with clear nail polish.

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