Books! Making Miniature Book Charms for Swag Bags!
Books, beads, and rocks are my favorite things.
Miniature books make me giddy. BUT miniature books that can be made into jewelry is swoon-worthy!
About two years ago I turned a miniature book I made into a necklace, and then made earrings to match.
I really enjoy making miniature books and I really enjoy making jewelry.
When I found out that the Miniature Book Society was having their get together not far from me this year I was over the moon and joined to get in on the action!
I set about designing something that will be included in their goody bags for members.
I put together this charm. My first design felt incomplete.
A little hunting around netted me a Texas shape paper punch the perfect size for the front cover of the little book.
This is pretty neat because they are an international group. Last year they met in The Netherlands.
I glued a modified cord end on the book. That gave me a nice place to attach the jump ring.
On the cord end I snipped off the triangle piece that is meant to snag the cord, and filed it smooth.
I wrapped all the beads on a head pin with bead caps.
The MBS bead part was fun. I enlisted the help of my 15, 8, and even 3 year old to get those all done. These are all connected with a jump ring and a lobster clasp.
My husband had the idea for the grommet in the business card! The charm hangs on the card and is packaged in a small envelope, to slip in the goody bags.
Each card is cut from packaging and hand stamped. With grommet-ting for this project, provided I can get the hang of it!
This is my first project for my new business. We made 75 charms. All in less time than I thought it would take and more fun than I thought was possible!
Thanks Rena for all your encouragement!!