Monday, December 14, 2009
Hi everyone! I wanted to show you a few bookmarks that I made this year to give as presents. I originally saw this idea at Andrea Singarella's blog way back in Jan and then rather surprisingly, my Michael's had a demonstration on how to make them recently!
What you need to make the ones I show are ribbon clamps, jump rings (all found in the jewelry making section) various widths of ribbon to fit the ribbon clamps, and charms or vintage jewelry to add to the ends. You use those straight connector pins if you want to add some beads to the ends but I decided not to do that for these.
They're really easy to make and not expensive but they look expensive! I think they're a nice present to give to anyone that you know is a bookworm.
Step 1. You measure how long you want your bookmark to be. I made my daughter's (the blue ribbon with the cross) 8 inches.
Step 2. Place one end of the ribbon between the ribbon clamp and close clamp (I used some needle nose pliers). Repeat on the other end. Add the jump ring and your charms to both ends.
They were so easy to make! Really the hardest thing is deciding on the ribbon and jewelry! I love things that are pretty yet practical.
I'm linky to Cottage Instincts Make It For Monday and Tatertots and Jello's Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash. **Edited to add: Also Kathy's Handmade Holidays and Holly's Thrifty Gifty Party (on Friday 12/18). Be sure to check out all these ladies blogs for more wonderful ideas!