Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mary ~~ Beaded Book Hook Bookmark

Handmade Beaded Bookmark
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row.

Pink and blue shimmering vintage bits in glass and pearl are joined with a large white bead decorated with pretty flowers on this handmade beaded bookmark. All set to hang together on a gold-plated shepherd's book hook.

Perfect for books, journals and more, our beaded bookmarks come in a variety of styles that are sure to mark your place with your own personal style without damaging book's pages by the commonly used corner-folding methods.

I use my own bookmarks not just in books I'm reading but also in my date book and journal to make it easy to turn to the current day's log.

In this bookmark, the shepherd's hook is 5-inches (12.7 cm) long with three beaded tassels attached to dangle along the spine of the book it's used in.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Emma ~~ Crystal, Pearl and Vintage Beaded Purse Charm

Beaded Purse Charm
This beautiful handmade purse charm is inspired by and named after Emma Woodhouse, the "handsome, clever and rich" matchmaker of one of my favorite Jane Austin novels.

Sweet and pretty, the charm is a combination of pearl beads clustered like a cloud of white atop a larger dusky pink vintage round. I love these dusky pink rounds, found originally on a vintage necklace picked up in a Goodwill a few towns over from the town I grew up with as a child.

The pearls are then topped with a shimmering glass crystal bead for a bit of glitz and glimmer.

Small and sweet, the entire charm measures 1.25-inch (3 cm) in length and, like all of our decorative charms and embellishments, it can be attached to a phone, zipper tab, key chain, purse and more. It could even be used for a rear view mirror dangle for your car due to the ability to interchange and attach any kind of fastener needed to it's top loop.