DIY & Crafts

Bookworm baubles

Bookworm baubles

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Bookworm baubles

Hold your place in your next book with a fun and funky beaded wire bookmark that works up quicker than you can say "Once upon a time."

What you'll need:
Wire cutters
18-gauge wire in desired colour
Needle-nose pliers
Glass beads
Small dowel
36-gauge metallic wire, optional

Here's how:
1. Cut 24-inch length of 18-gauge wire. Using pliers bend over one end of wire for bottom of book.

2. Thread desired bead(s) on straight end of wire and slide them to the bottom. Shape the wire as desired.

3. For the top of the bookmark, make a bend in the wire or wrap it around a small dowel where you want the beads to be held. Place beads on the wire. Shape the end of the wire into a spiral to hold the beads in place. If desired, make a wire spiral from a short length of wire and attach to the top of the bookmark by forming a loop in the end of the bookmark wire.

4. If desired tightly wrap small sections of the beaded bookmark with metallic wire.

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Excerpted from Easy Beading published by Meredith Books, copyright © 2004. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.


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