Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Beaded Bookmark Tutorial - by April of Rougeriverbeads.etsy

Welcome to my first guest tutorial. April is a fellow member of Etsy and she has been kind enough to share this great tutorial on making a beaded bookmark. If you aren't crafty, but would like to own a beaded bookmark, please check her shop out and let her know I sent you.

Making your own bookmarks are a great way to use up leftover beads and they are a great gift for any age!


7” of beading wire
Two crimp beads
A charm
6-10 beads depending on size
1-jump ring

Flatnose pliers or a crimp tool
To begin, thread the beading wire through the crimp bead and the charm

Bring the beading wire back through the crimp bead and crimp with crimping tool, or flatten with pliers.

Add your beads in whatever order you like.

Add another crimp bead.

Thread wire over jump ring then thread the tail of your wire through your crimp bead and a couple of beads.

Crimp or flatten your crimp bead.

Trim excess wire.

Open your jump ring and add the bookmark

Most bookmarks have a hole through which you can thread something.

I find it easiest to attach everything to a jump ring, its easier to turn around if you happen to have your charm backwards!

And volia! You now have your own bookmark to enjoy or give as a gift!


April said...

Thanks so much for featuring my beaded bookmark tutorial! I hope your readers enjoy as much I enjoy making them:)


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Very nice bookmark and easy to follow tutorial :) Thanks!