I have always used a big rubber band for my book marks, which works great but it is not too fashionable. I tried embellishing the rubber band but that to, was not fashionable enough for a good read.
I had beads and elastic band from a previous project that I thought would work for my new book markers. I found some jewelry eye pins and charms in the jewelry making section of the craft store to finish off the project with.
Here is what you will need:
• Stretch Magic bead and jewelry cord (1.5 mm)
• Jewelry eye pins (3 inch)
• Glass Beads
• Needle nose pliers
• Wire cutters
String your beads and charm onto the eye pin in the pattern of choice. I did mine about 2 inches long. Next take your needle nose pliers and twist a loop on the end. Clip the extra wire off with wire clippers.
It will look like this when you are done. Next tie the stretch magic to one end using a fish hook knot. Measure the stretch magic over a book to get the desired length. Tie another fish hook knot. Clip off the extra elastic.
You know have a great a simple book marker. This would also make a great gift for those avid readers.
Here is the knot that I used.