You know those magnetic bookmarks, right? The kind with two flat magnets that stick to the edge of your page. Like these woodland cuties.
They are always embellished with some type of nicely laminated art; you can find them in thousands of adorable designs.
I have a funny little hack for turning them into necklaces. As an added bonus, they are interchangeable - switch out the bookmarks to a different design in seconds. Wanna see? Sure you do!
Begin by making a simple wire piece with a loop on each end. The straight section of wire should be the same width as your bookmark. (Optional: add two small decorative spacers.) Here's how it should look:
Now add the wire piece to a necklace or a chain.
Open a bookmark, slip it over the wire, and let it fall closed. That is it!
Switch it to another bookmark in the blink of an eye.
It's a great beginner's wirework project. Couldn't be any easier - two loops and you're done. Try it with a teen or a tween, or a jewelry-making newbie!
This would be a fun gift for a book lover: give a set of bookmarks and a convertible necklace to go with it.
I'm sure you can find an elegant bookmark out there to match anyone's taste. Something sophisticated, or whimsical, or literary...
Or you could go in a different direction.
Bye for now.
p.s. thanks for the puppy ones, mom!
p.p.s. fellow blogger Divya suggested making them for your book club - great idea!
love it Mich, fantastic! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sara, from the mind of a nerdy bookworm...Delete
Looks adorable, Michelle! Love the puppies, too!ReplyDelete
Its such a delightful idea Mitch. It could make great gifts for book club members and you can always decoupage any image on the magnetsReplyDelete
Thanks, D! The book club is an awesome idea, you are brilliant. I'm editing my post to include!Delete
This is seriously one of the most adorable ideas I've ever seen! Bonus that I can totally take the bookmark off and use it in my book in a pinch. Dual purpose jewelry! Love!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, S Marie! What a lovely comment, it made my day. Glad this project caught your eye and I hope you get a chance to give it a try!Delete
Cute, cute, cute! So many fun possibilities.ReplyDelete
Love the puppies.
You are too much! What a fabtastic idea! Featuring when my party opens up tonight.ReplyDelete
Wow, Simply amazing. The banner shape is so cute. In fact they can be more than 1 in a necklace for a proper banner look. Thanks for this brilliant idea Smart lady <3 Happy belated Women's day!ReplyDelete
Ah! Clever AND adorable!ReplyDelete