July 20, 2010

Never Lose Your Page Again!

Today I'm going to show you how to make the world's best bookmark.  It's a great gift for any reader and it's not your average bookmark.  First, let me tell you that this idea belongs to the kindest lady who I sat next to on a plane almost a year ago.  She noticed I was reading a book and offered to give me a bookmark she had made.  The idea she had was genius.  Let me show you.

Here's a close-up of the bookmark.

It's made of jewelry elastic cord and a few beads.  The best part is that it is impossible to lose your page.  Little hands can pick up the book, shake it, through it around, and your marker isn't going anywhere.

You'll need the elastic, a few beads, and an eyepin.  An eyepin looks like this:

Just string on your beads, bend the flat end so that it hooks like the other end.  Then tie on the elastic cord to both ends.  Ta-dah!  You have a one of a kind lovely bookmark.  Here's what it looks like when it's not on the book.  The circumference of the loop should be about one foot long.  Then it will fit smaller books, but also stretch enough to accommodate larger books.

I just wish I knew the name of the lady who gave me the great idea.  I'd tell her I haven't lost my page since. 

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