Are you in a book group? I’ve been in various groups, wherever we’ve been stationed, for about fifteen years, and this Beaded Book Thong is my go-to gift for my group members. The cord lies inside your book, with the beaded ends dangling. It’s festive!
A friend gave me one many, many years ago, and they’re such a fun bookmark. Plus, it makes your husband smile if you say. “I can’t find my thong!” when it’s time to stop reading and go to sleep. Well, he might smirk a little, at least.
You’ll need some waxed cording, glass and silver beads to string on it, and charms to tie on either end. That’s it. Really.
Cut the cording to 15” lengths. Tit a knot 3” from either end, leaving 9” from knot to knot to go in the center of the book. That’s the size of an average hardcover.
String a few beads on one end, tie a knot, then tie on a charm. Cut off any excess cord, and put a drop of Super Glue on the knot. Repeat with the other end, and you’re done!
I put mine in a little jewelry box and include one of my favorite book quotes…I go back and forth between these two:
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
When I get a little money, I buy books, and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. -Erasmus
The label measures about 2″ x 3-1/2″, which is the size of the tins I put my book thongs in this year. Click here to download a sheet of six.
Happy beading, and reading!