Saturday, 22 May 2010

6th Goal Completed! (Liz)

I struggled all week to find ideas to use these lampwork beads. My brain was constantly thinking jewellery and although I had a few ideas rolling around in my head, none of them worked out. Then yesterday I was reading and inspiration struck - book thongs! Just because you have a set of beads, there's no reason why you can't divide them up to make several things, at least that way they're being used and enjoyed and not languishing in a box for years on end. I'm really pleased with these...




Book thongs are one of my favourite things to make. I cut lengths of faux suede thonging and use fold over cord ends to attach the beads. These are a great way to use up those odd beads in your stash. Two leftover beads would naturally be made into a pair of earrings but not everyone wears them. Make them into a bookmark and you have a wonderful gift! Great for making men's gifts too if you avoid girly colours ;)

4 comments:

Clair said...

Weirdly, I was looking at book thongs just yesterday. These look perfect - simple but sophisticated and great for us avid readers!

Morwyn said...

What a great idea! Got a bunch of teacher gifts to make and book thongs are the perfect thing! Thanks!

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Liz and a great idea for those who don't wear jewellery. I'll have to dig out your tute in Bead

Kitty Ballistic said...

Great use of those lovely beads - they looks so sophisticated. A piece of art for your book!