Bead and Ribbon Bookmark
Create a beautiful Bead and Ribbon Bookmark that you can use again and again. This beaded bookmark makes an easy homemade gift for any occasion. Bookmark craft ideas are perfect for readers young and old. This is a great gift idea for anyone who loves to cozy up with a great story. If you enjoy free bead patterns, then this is the perfect quick and easy project to try. This project takes almost no time to complete, but the results really stand out and make an impression. For a memorable present, throw this creative DIY project in with a book and wrap them up together.
How to Make a Ribbon Bookmark
- Medium-sized charm
- 2 jumprings
- Eyepin (2-3 inches in length)
- Assortment of beads (1-1/2 to 2 inches worth)
- 2 feet of ribbon 1/2 inch in width
- 2 beads with hole size large enough to fit snuggly over ribbon when doubled
- Attach charm to eyepin loop. REMEMBER: Always open the eyepin to the side versus pulling it apart so you don’t weaken the metal.
- Add beads to the eyepin to create desired design leaving about ½ inch of wire.
- After last bead, bend wire to create a right angle.
- Trim wire leaving 3/8 inch.
- Using round-nose pliers bend the wire to create a loop.
- Attach the loop to the jumpring.
- Put the ribbon through the jumpring making the two lengths even.
- Slide on the two beads and knot end of ribbon. Trim the frayed ribbon ends.
- Slide one of the beads on the ribbon up to the jumpring and leave the other down at the knot.
- To use, open ribbon and slide over bookbinding, close book and adjust bead to fit spine.
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Nov 30, 2018
I love this simple bead and ribbon bookmark that is so easy and very inexpensive to make. How cool and you can go to your ribbon and extra bead stash pile to make these for yourself or gifts for a book club or friends or family that reads even children. You can even make it sentimental by the charm or beads you choose. Really neat idea. Thanks.
Mar 08, 2012
I have been making something like these for awhile but without the bead adjuster, so with mine each had to be custom made for the book I was using it for. Thanks for the added idea. Obviously the books I used them for were ones I continually had to refer to. But this makes it possible for the other books I read.
Mar 08, 2012
Oh, I also cut my ribbon with a mini-iron tool so that the edges are sealed, I used to use nail-polish, but my bookmarks are well-used and it doesn't stand up to the beating I put it through. As long as you use silk or polyester this is a great trick to use.
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Jun 03, 2011
Celtic is my absoulute favorite. I may have to make one of these!!!!
Aug 26, 2010
I made these for small Christmas gifts for a few people last year. One of the ladies that got one has asked me to make her several for her to give as gifts this year. She works in an office with over 30 women and needs small gifts for each of them! Since I lost my job last year and have replaced it with less than half the pay, it's nice to have this site to get great idea's for little money! Thanks for the site!!!
Jul 08, 2010
I love how simple, yet stunning this bookmark is!
Mar 04, 2010
Great idea for a bookmark -- I love that it's adjustable, and also, unlike most bookmarks, it's cool that you can still see the decorative elements when the book is closed!
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