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Simple Bead Book Mark
This is bead book mark project does not require any beading tools. You simply need string, beads, a ruler and scissors. This book mark design is easily customizable by using different color string, 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.
Simple Bead Book Mark
Supplies & Materials: 1mm cord (hemp, cotton or leather), a variety of beads and charms, scissors, ruler
Beads & Components featured in our example include:

*Pony Beads
*Hemp Cord
*Pewter Charms


1 Determine the length of your book mark by using one of your books. Measure the book, multiply by 2 and add 6 inches. This will be the length that you need to cut the hemp cord. Cut the cord and then fold the cord in half.  
2 Attach a jump ring to your charm, then thread the hemp cord through the jump ring. Position the charm on the fold.  
3 Tie and overhand know above the charm.  
4 Tighten the knot to secure the charm.  
5 Next, thread on decorative beads. When selecting your beads, note that the holes will have to be large enough to thread two strands of cord. After stringing on beads, tie an overhand knot above the beads to secure them in place. The charm will dangle at the bottom of the bookmark. You can add beads to the top of the bookmark too. First tie a knot at the "top" of the book mark. The space in between should be the length of the book.  
6 Next, thread on decorative beads, and then tie another overhand knot to secure the beads.  
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