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Beaded Book Thong

Use leftover charms and beads to create a beautiful beaded bookmark from The Bead Studio, perfect for the graduate headed to college or your bookworm friend. These can also be hung from the rear-view window. This homemade gift is so quick and easy!


Beaded Book Thong Finished Product


  • 2 feet of Waxed Linen Cord
  • 1 Charm
  • Assorted Beads – about a dozen with holes that just fit over the linen
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Scissors


  1. Tie the charm onto one end of the cord, trim and set knot with clear nail polish.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 1
  2. Slide a grouping of beads onto the cord and tie a knot after the last bead. (Use an awl to get the knot close to beads if needed).

    Beaded Book Thong Step 2
  3. Determine the length of cord needed for the type of book (less for paperback more for hardcover) and tie a knot were the beads will start.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 3
  4. Add beads to the tail of the cord and tie a knot after the last bead.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 4
  5. Trim the excess cord and set knot with clear nail polish.

    Beaded Book Thong Step 5


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Which is best to use 2 ply or 3 ply waxed linen?

I think either will work but I'd go with 2 ply---the thinner the better for making the bookmark! Enjoy!

Ok, I admit the only reason I checked this out was I found the name intriguing. But, after looking at it and seeing how cute yet easy it was to make, I am hooked. What a simple yet good idea! I have a lot of relatives out of town who are big time readers. A lot are older and don't do it digitally. So they need book marks. These will be easy to mail too!

My aunt reads a lot so as soon as I saw this Beaded Book Thong, I knew I wanted to make several for her for Mother's Day.

Now this is truly a cute, easy, inexpensive project that I will be doing. I admit I only looked because of the word thong, but I sure am glad that I did. Lol this is wonderfully creative and so easy. I make jewelry and always have some beads left over. And I make polymer clay beads and creatures so I can put one on there too. Thank you so very much for sharing.

its very nice

this is verry cute i am going to try to make one i think and maby use it in some of my birthday or christmas gift..... !! i think this is always sooo cute when i see one i have saw many people with hem !!!!!! =)

Excellent for last minute gifts!


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