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Bead and Ribbon Bookmarks

This is one of the easiest and prettiest ways to make bookmarks. Ribbons and cords lie nicely between the pages. The beads not only make the bookmarks look pretty, but they also function as weights to hold the bookmark in place. Here are just two ways which even a child can do and the results are lovely. Make them for gifts for friends and family and for charity sales. Experiment and see what other ideas and combinations you can come up with.
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  1. For the first bookmark, tie a knot a few inches from the end of a length of ribbon
  2. Thread a bead on and slide it up to the knot.
  3. Tie another knot behind it and continue to add more beads and knots.
  4. Cut the ribbon so that it is an inch or so longer than you want your marker to be.
  5. Tie a knot an inch or so from this other end.
  6. Slide a bead on and make another knot behind it.
  7. And there you have your first bookmark.
  8. Another way to make a bookmark is to take a length of narrow ribbon or cord twice as long as you want it to be, plus an inch or so. Thread several beads onto it and place them halfway along.
  9. Fold the cord in half.
  10. Thread another bead onto both strands and push it down to the other beads.
  11. Tie a knot behind it to keep them all in place.
  12. Add a knot at the other end.
  13. Thread a bead onto both strands and tie a knot behind it.
  14. Trim the ends.
  15. And there you have your second type of beaded bookmark. See how any different designs you can produce, or even come up with your own way of threading and knotting. Have fun!
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