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Beaded Book Mark
This is a simple beaded book mark project that lets you create a custom design. No special tools are necessary, just sicors to cut string and ribbon. Customize your beaded book marks by using different ribbon designs, different bead colors and alphabet beads's and number beads. This is a simplified version that does not require crimps and a crimp tool so it will be easier to complete as a group activity and also easier for kids to make on their own.
Beaded Book Mark
Supplies & Materials: quality ribbon, hammered ring, hemp cord, a variety of beads and charms, and scissors
You will be creating beaded dangles for your book mark. You can add as many of these dangling elements as you like.

Beads & Components featured in our example include:

*Pony Beads
*Vertical Hole Alphabet Beads
*Hemp Cord
*Hammered Ring
*Pewter Charms


1 To start, decide which beads you want to use and determine order. Estimate the length of this strand, multiply by two and add 4 inches. This will be the final length that you will cut your cord. Thread the cord through the hammered ring and then fold the cord in half, positioning the hammered ring at the fold. Tie an overhand knot to secure the cord to the hammered ring.  
2 String on beads in desired order.  
3 After stringing all the beads, tie a double overhand knot to secure the beads onto the cord.  
4 Attach as many dangles as you like. Next, cut a piece of ribbon. The length of the ribbon will depend on the size of the book. Use one of your books to measure how long to cut the ribbon, remember that you will be folding the ribbon in half so cut the ribbon twice as long as you want the finished product to be.  
5 To attach the ribbon, thread the ribbon through the hammered ring, fold the ribbon in half and position the hammered ring at the fold.  
6 Next, use an overhand knot and knot the ribbon above the hammered ring. Tighten the knot, this will secure the ring onto the ribbon and you are done!  
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