Create A Beaded Bookmark with Jem Hawkes

Jem Hawkes is live showing us how to wire-wrap your own beautiful bookmarks using the Mermaid Grotto bead mix from the JJB Boutique Collection. This mix is filled with oceanic-inspired beads perfect for adorning your favorite beachside book. This mix includes beautiful seashell charms, sparkling rhinestones, and more.

We will be combining this bead mix with 18 gauge round wire (about 18 inches) to create our wire-wrapped paperclip-like base for our bookmark. Reminder to warm your wire before working to make the bending and wire work a bit easier. You will also need some bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and of course your cutting tool.

We also highly recommend work hardening your piece to ensure it keeps its shape after working. You can work harden with a steel block and hammer or if you do not have these items you can use your pliers to apply pressure and work harden your piece.

What You'll Need:

Beads  Components Tools
Mermaid Grotto Bead Mix Charms (Optional) Cutting Tool
Heart Chain Round Nose Pliers
18 Gauge Round Wire Bent Nose Pliers
Jump Rings Steel Block
Work Hammer

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Thank you so much for joining us for another fabulous jewelry-making video tutorial. Stay tuned for more beading education. We release new tutorials every week!

All Heart,

Your Friends At Jesse James Beads



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