Saturday, March 12, 2011

Beaded Bookmarks

Today I made some beaded bookmarks, because yesterday I finally got hold of the metal bookmarks that I need for this!

I used a variety of size 11 seed beads, bicones, metal & plastic charms, loop rings, head pins, eye pins, spacers, a plastic pearl bead and glass crackle beads.

Here are some close ups of some of the bead combinations that I made:
I used a butterfly-wings metal charm, added a plastic pearl for the head and seed beads for the body, and put it all together on a head pin.
I used headpins for these 3 danglies as well.  I added a seed bead, a bicone, a smaller bicone, and looped the end to finish it off.

Here I made a dangly using a head pin and adding on a seed bead, a bicone, a pink glass crackle bead, and another bicone and seed bead.  I added a plastic butterfly charm onto a piece of headpin, and attached it to the dangly using 3 loop rings.

Here added some seed beads and bicones to eyepins, and attached a metal charm to the end of the eyepin using a loop ring.

I've made them as gifts before - great for those ladies who like to read a lot! :)


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Monica said...

STUNNING all of them... such delightful colours as well. Really talented, aren't you?

Thanks for all your emails...

So glad you started making cards as well...

xxx Monica

melburger29 said...

Very pretty bookmarks!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now thIS is stunning. absolutely stunning!

hugs :)

Megan said...

these are so pretty. I love bead bookmarks.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Cute bookmarks :) Very pretty!!

Erin said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Fabulous!!!! Wow - these will be so appreciated by whoever receives them!!! great job!

Jenn Erickson said...

Monique, they're absolutely lovely! The bookmark pieces are so beautifully detailed, and the way you embellished them with the beads is exquisite!

Another wonderful addition to the party! Thank you!