- Arts and Design
Making Bookmarks -- Book Thongs
Beaded Book Thongs
Making bookmarks, like book thongs, is a fun craft. And you end up with a useful bookmark to use to keep track of where you left off.
Beaded book thongs also make great gifts for teachers, kids, friends, just about anyone who likes to read.
Book thongs fit between the pages of a book where you stopped reading. A thin cord is usually used, and it is embellished with charms and beads. The top and bottom ends hang out of the book making a book thong both decorative and useful.
When you make bookmarks as gifts, beaded book thongs can be made with charms and beads tailored for each person's personality. Part of the fun of making bookmarks is choosing just the right beads and charms.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
How to Make Book Thongs - Click a small image to enlarge it.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Craft Supplies Needed - Make Book Thongs with Waxed Irish Linen or Hemp
More Book Thongs - for inspirationClick thumbnail to view full-size
Check the Bead Hole Size
Be sure to check the size of the holes of beads to make sure they will fit through your cording.
Large-holed Beads Allow for More Types of String
Use a Big Eye Needle
You may need to use a beading needle,
like a big eye needle for some "limp" cording
like silk or embroidery thread.
Beads for Making Book Thongs - Make Sure the Holes Are Large Enough
Reading and Crafting
Do you like to read and craft?
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