Tutorial for Beaded Bookmark

Where to Find:
18 inches of waxed Thread-Michaels or Joann Fabrics
5 glass beads-Michaels, Joann’s Walmart, any bead shop
Shrinky Dinks for Inkjet Printer (http://www.goestores.com/catalog.aspx?storename=shrinkydinks&DeptID=34365&ItemID=4190137&detail=1
7 spacer beads- Michaels or Joann Fabrics, any bead shop

The way I made the Hawaii charm was I opened Adobe Illustrator (you can use any word processing program you prefer) and typed Hawaii vertically. I typed as many as I could fit on one 8×10 piece of shrinky dink paper I made sure they were spaced apart the way I wanted it.

I printed them on the shrinky dink paper and then punched them out with a tag hole punch I own. You don’t need to use a punch you could just cut them out in the shape you want. I then punched a hole with a small hole punch in the tag. Then I baked them and followed all directions on the shrinky dink direction page including sealing them with a Krylon spray. Here is an idea of how much they shrink up.

You can always just buy a metal charm. Or you can simply use beads with no charm. Put Hawaii charm on the string. Knot the Hawaii charm in place. You will tie two knots, notice the pictures. Tighten.

At this point cut the tiny little string that was leftover from the knot or tuck extra string through the beads that follow. It is up to you whichever you prefer.

NOTE: If your cord untwists press it to form a point. That will make it easier to string your beads on. Add a spacer bead, a glass bead, a spacer bead, a glass bead, and a spacer bead.

Tie an overhand knot as close to the last spacer bead as possible.

Measure the length you want the bookmark. I use a book to measure. Tie a knot on that side.

Now we are on the other side of the bookmark. Add a spacer bead, glass bead, spacer bead, glass bead, spacer bead, glass bead, spacer bead.
Tie an overhand knot as close to the last spacer bead as possible.

Cut the remaining string.
Finished product…

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  1. I love it! Thanks for the step by step instructions…I’m going to try this this weekend…

  2. robinrane says:

    Adorable and small enough to tuck into a card!
    Your pics are perfect~
    All Things Heart and Home

  3. Lenetta @ Nettacow says:

    Just wanted to let you know I linked to this on my weekly roundup AND since I'll be making these for my niece, I'll add it to my handmade Christmas post next time I update it. Thanks, and happy Thanksgiving!!

  4. Lenetta @ Nettacow says:

    I updated my Handmade Christmas post with pics of all the bookmarks I made – I ended up not using a charm, but I think my niece will love the beads anyway. :>) Thanks!

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