Saturday, July 14, 2007

Beaded Bookmark

Hiya all, hope you are all still enjoying the goodies we are bringing you every day. Today I am doing a beaded bookmark; it would be a lovely end of year gift for a teacher if your children have not broken up yet, or if not a Christmas pressie for them, (sorry to bring Christmas up in July). If you enjoy reading this looks so pretty hanging over the edge of your book. For the bookmark you will need: - Metal bookmark with a small hole on the hook. Headpins and/or eye pins Jump rings Selection of beads. Round nose pliers Wire cutters If you are struggling to get a bookmark you can buy a kit from http://www.funkykits.co.uk/ While you are there have a look at Tracy’s other jewellery kits they are all free P&P. Thread your selection of beads onto the head/eye pins and make a 90-degree bend in the pin, cut the end to about 1cm. Use your round nose pliers to bend the pin into a loop meeting the other end at the top of the bead. If you are using an eye pin you can dangle a charm or more beads from the eye end.Thread the jump ring into the hole in the bookmark end, then hang your pin of beads from this and close the jump ring, (when opening and closing jump rings use 2 pairs of pliers to twist it open left to right rather than just pulling the ends apart as this weaken the ring). and that’s it, as easy as that, have fun with this and don’t forget to leave links to your creations when you leave a comment. Bye for now Trish xxx

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now I have something to make with my beads!!! Great idea

Alexandra McNicol said...

awww how cute is that??!!

toothfairytrace said...

This is lovely Trish! And your intructions are so clear! I did these as presents for teachers at Christmas and they loved them!!

Alter Me said...

ooh like this :0)

Kel x said...

Nice way to decorate an art journal too!