My apologies for a lack of posts, my computer died and it took awhile to get a new one.
Have a late secret Santa gift or just don’t have a clue what to give to a family member or a friend?
Give something truly from the heart, for anyone who likes to read (print) book, writes in a journal or just needs to keep their place in something! Also if they don’t do any of that, you could always make one to be a necklace (justs be sure its long enough to be wrapped round the neck, to look like a choker, or just drape around one’s neck.
I’ve started making book thongs this year. I had purchased a couple in the past in Waldenbooks
and a friend gave me one as well (sadly it broke I used it so much! I still have yet to repair it)
In my opinion, they are better than those boring ribbons that are bound in journals (and likely not the color(s) you want), and these are much nicer looking than actual bookmarks. They are like jewelry for your book! They also stay in place better than a book mark (which always sseems to fall out) as they are weighted by the beads and charms.
Here’s a few of the ones I’ve made on your left…
The first one is a holiday gift for a friend who Likes penguins
The one in the middle was part of mom’s mother’s day gift, one year. Mom said its so pretty it should be earrings (I think she was referring to the bottom part)
The Chinese themed one on the right is mine. I need to get a better picture of it as well as, I should take a picture of the journal(s) it should be with, (see the bottom of post.
To make these you need some beads, some charms, as well as chord/string.
I have leather like cord as well as some hemp twine. Just be sure if you are buying the beads specifically for this project, that you make sure all the beads have the same size hole and the chord fits in the beads!
I’ve seen some book thongs (like the one on right) where people have made them fully beaded (with small seed beads for the spot where it goes in the book, but that will mess up the spine of the book, as well as the book thong won’t stick in the book as it should.)
I have also thought of making my book thongs long enough to be a wrap around necklace/Choker.
One of My favorite things about book thongs is I don’t think I saw any 2 alike in the store. And when you make them for you they have your personality and likes (color, maybe interest like a Harry Potter themed one) Even when you make a gift for someone, likely it’s not just made for their interests and personality nor does it show yours, with these it does both!
If you are giving it as a gift, I came upon this cute little card one could make
I’m going to have to see if I can make some business cards with that on it (or my own version) to stick with mine.
I sell the book thongs by request, you tell me a color and a theme you want and I’ll see what I have in stock to make it and give you a price on how much it will be. I can also make matching earrings and other things if I have enough of supplies. You can make your requests in the contact form below.
Here are those Journals The Chinese themed bookthong goes with.
Want to order a bookthong?