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Beaded Book Thong

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Use leftover charms and beads to create a beautiful beaded bookmark from The Bead Studio, perfect for the graduate headed to college or your bookworm friend. These can also be hung from the rear-view window. This homemade gift is so quick and easy!

 

Beaded Book Thong Finished Product

Materials:

  • 2 feet of Waxed Linen Cord
  • 1 Charm
  • Assorted Beads – about a dozen with holes that just fit over the linen
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. Tie the charm onto one end of the cord, trim and set knot with clear nail polish.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 1
     
  2. Slide a grouping of beads onto the cord and tie a knot after the last bead. (Use an awl to get the knot close to beads if needed).

    Beaded Book Thong Step 2
     
  3. Determine the length of cord needed for the type of book (less for paperback more for hardcover) and tie a knot were the beads will start.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 3
     
  4. Add beads to the tail of the cord and tie a knot after the last bead.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 4
     
  5. Trim the excess cord and set knot with clear nail polish.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 5
     

 

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