Charmed Beaded Bookmarks
I’m blessed to have nieces and nephews who treasure handmade gifts, but they have such varied personalities! I try to come up with gifts that they will use and that reflect a bit of their individual personalities. For Christmas, 2014, it was bookmarks. The English teacher in me wants to encourage a love for reading, so I made bookmarks with beads, gemstone, and charms to match personalities and interests – a java charm for the barista, musical note for the pianist, baseball cap for the Orioles fan, healing hand for the nursing student, and so on. Once I gathered the materials, the bookmarks went together quickly using basic tools with jump rings, beading wire, and crimps.