Beaded Bookmark

These bookmarks are easy to make and so beautiful to use! Only a few supplies are needed. We did this craft at our November meeting in 2013. It was our third session from True Femininity, titled World-Changing Womanhood: Catching a Vision for More. There was quite a few stories of great woman of the faith - like Amy Carmichael, Gladys Alyward, Catherine Booth, etc. I had purchased some biographies for our lending library and these bookmarks proved to be great!
Supplies Needed:
Waxed Cording/String (found in beading aisle at Joanns - $1.99 for 25 yards)
Variety of Beads (make sure holes are big enough to thread on string)
Cross Charms (found at Joanns and AcMoores - $3.99 for 8 pieces)
Pretty Charms (like hearts or flowers...found in a jewelry department)

Cut string 24 inches in length. (I precut the strings before the meeting.)

Attach one charm to end of string. Secure with a double knot and trim end to 1/2 inch.

Thread on about 1 to 2 inches of beads - tucking end under first bead. Tie a knot as close to beads as possible. Make sure knot is large enough that the beads will not slip over it. If too small tie another know on top of the first.
Like this! One end of your bookmark is complete.

Measure 11 inches from your last knot and tie a knot. Again making a large knot that beads will not slip over. The 11 inches of string will tuck into your book and beaded ends will hang out the side. If you desire a larger bookmark make your knots farther apart.

Thread on more beads - about the same amount as other end.

Tie on another charm, getting knot as close to beads as possible. (This is the tricking part!)

Trim string.

Tuck end up under last bead and trim again if needed.

Your beaded bookmark is complete!

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