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Beaded Bookmark

Materials

1 cast metal bookmark
1 cast metal 3D Russian doll charm
3 cast metal leaf charms
1 cast metal butterfly charm
1 14x34mm cast metal connector bowknot
6 11×8 glass rice beads
1 17mm Lucite style star flower Beads Online
3 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle
1 4mm Imperial Crystal rhinestone
6 eye pins
14 6mm jump rings
4 head pins

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Take 6 x rice beads and 6 x eye pins. Create beaded connectors by placing one bead on each eye pin, trim 1cm from the last bead and form a loop. Take 3 x Imperial Crystal rondelles and 3 head pins. Create beaded dangles by placing one bead on each head pin, trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Take the last head pin and thread 1 x 4mm bicone and 1 x Lucite starflower. Using the fine-tip of your round-nose pliers create a small double loop (figure 1A & 1B).

2. Take 1 x 6mm jump ring and thread the top loop of the bookmark. Take one more jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring and the bowknot connector. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom of the bowknot connector.

3. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring and one beaded connector. Take one more jump ring and thread the other side of the beaded connector and one new beaded connector. Take one further jump ring and thread the other side of the beaded connector and one new beaded connector. Take one last 6mm jump ring and thread one Imperial rondelle dangle (step 1) and the cast metal Russian doll charm to the bottom of the newly create beaded chain.

4. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the 6mm jump ring connected to the bottom of the bow know connector and one beaded connector. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the other side of the beaded connector and one new beaded connector. Take one further 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom of the last beaded connector, Lucite flower charm (step 1) and one leaf charm. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring and one leaf charm. Take the last 6mm jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring and last leaf charm.

5. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the 6mm jump ring connected to the bottom of the bow know connector, one Imperial rondelle dangle and one beaded connector. Take one last 6mm jump ring and thread the other side of the beaded connector, one butterfly charm and the last Imperial rondelle dangle.