Saturday, 24 October 2009

Coastcard Crafts (1): Bookmarks

Puffin bookmark

I have been making bookmarks for my Coastcard online shop. I use my own designs, which I print on photographic paper. I trim and laminate the bookmark, adding a tassel and beads. I am experimenting, and at the moment I thread one home-made bead between two spacer (bought) beads. I mould my beads from Polymer clay, which I then bake and varnish.

Some bookmarks will have short poems on them. I am making a few Christmas designs, and hope to put some of the bookmarks on my online shop site soon.

I designed the puffin picture from photographs taken at the Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve last Easter.

Work in progress: a selection of Coastcard bookmark designs
(Please click on image to enlarge)

Below: some of my beads...

P.S. Speaking of feathered friends (but not the Puffins, of course, who have left our shores), you might like to read about the RSPB Feed the Birds day on my Land&Lit blog here.

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

these are gorgeous Caroline, especially the puffins!