So last week I showed you the journals I made to give as gifts, but these were really only secondary to the vintage jewelry bookmarks I had already made. The idea came from CountryLiving (their picture below), and when I finished the bookmarks I decided I needed something to put them IN to make sure people would know what in the world they were! You never know, right?
If you don’t have a bead shop in your area or a good fabric/craft store you can click on the CL link to view sources for materials. Then follow along with my tutorial below:
I began with 10″ pieces of crushed velvet ribbon but any type of ribbon, or even lace, will do.
Then just twist the ring back in place.
But here are a few shots of the bookmarks I made with beading materials from my local Michael’s store (on sale after Christmas by the way). I think they are also very pretty and quite vintage-looking. They just aren’t quite as special as the “real thing”.
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