Pretty Beaded Bookmarks

Do you have these situations on your bookshelves?

My husband habitually uses blank index cards as book marks (a remnant of his student days) while I tend to grab whatever scrap paper is in reach.  This results in many lost grocery lists, receipts or hastily jotted addresses turning up when I’m rifling through pages to find a quote or reference.

This scrap was particularly bugging me since this is our artful “display” bookcase in the living room.

When I was scouring a local bead shop for an unrelated project, I spotted this funny thing that looked like a miniature shepherd’s staff or an earring for a half-giant.  I was baffled as to what it could be and then felt silly when I finally realized what it was.  (My confusion was warranted, right?  I mean, what do they look like to you?)

Anyway, though I would have happily selected enough pretty beads and findings to make a few dozen of these I forced myself to exercise some restraint and started off making just two.  More will follow, especially since these would make a great gift for any reader.  Or at least any reader who hasn’t abandoned books for nooks.

I’m not going to post a tutorial because…well, I don’t want to.  But I will post some pictures when I make more and perhaps I’ll even give away a few.

Thanks for stopping by!

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3 responses to “Pretty Beaded Bookmarks

  1. I’ve never seen these before — but they look great. So much nicer than my crumpled up post-it notes.

  2. These are fabulous – what a great idea!