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Boho Beaded Bookmark




Host: Candie Cooper

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour

From Page to Pendant: Boho Beaded Bookmark Wearable
By Candie Cooper

Materials needed:
20g. Wire
Wire cutter
Bead assortment: wood, cloisonné, boho style
Small tassel
Lanyard latch
Large split ring


  1. Create wire wrapped bead dangles by threading the end of the wire through a bead.  Bring one end of the wire up and around the core wire.  Make a loop with the extra wire by wrapping it around a paintbrush or round nose pliers.  Wrap the extra wire around the core wire.
  2. Hang the dangle on a lanyard finding. You can also connect tassels and chain to your bead pieces and then onto the lanyard.
  3. Connect all of these pieces to the large split ring.
  4. Wrap the ribbon around your sketch book and add three inches.
  5. Thread the ribbon through the large ring and fold over 1 ½ inches.  Wrap a short piece of wire around the folded section of ribbon to hold the ring in place.  Optionally, you can add extra security to the ribbon with glue.  Repeat for the other end of ribbon.


Beads from JesseJamesBeads.com

For more information visit www.candiecooper.com