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Beaded bookmarks
These bookmarks are quick to make! They can be personalized and made to fit any sized book!

There are plenty of versions online, this is my take on several of them.

Posted by Deidra L. from Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Published See Deidra L.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded bookmark. Beaded Bookmarks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather supplies:

    15-20" waxed thread
    assorted beads, spacers, & charms
    ruler (or book to measure by), scissors, split ring
    (needle-nose or round-nose pliers also come in handy)
    clear nail polish

  • How to make a beaded bookmark. Beaded Bookmarks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure string to desired length. Add 5-7" for beads & knots.

    Add charms and/or beads to your split ring.

  • How to make a beaded bookmark. Beaded Bookmarks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tie one end of the string to the split ring. I recommend two knots, cut the excess then seal with nail polish.

  • How to make a beaded bookmark. Beaded Bookmarks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add beads!
    Tie another knot at the top of these beads. You do not need to double-knot or seal this knot, but feel free to do so if you choose.
    Here I use the pliers to help keep the beads in place so I can tie the knot real close.

  • How to make a beaded bookmark. Beaded Bookmarks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure 8-11" (or length of book) from the knot, tie another knot. (Paperbacks are about 7"-8.5", Textbooks 10.5"-11", my largest book is 14")

  • How to make a beaded bookmark. Beaded Bookmarks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add more beads!
    This will be the bottom of the bookmark, so I recommend fewer and/or smaller beads here.
    Tie another knot real close & cut off excess string.
    (Similar to the first knot, I recommend double-knotting and sealing with nail polish.)

    Et voila! You're done!

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