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Thread: Bookmarks--do you like a tassel with beads or plain?

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    Question Bookmarks--do you like a tassel with beads or plain?

    I just finished a batch for this year's students. I love how they look plain. Once I add the grommet and hemp with beads, I don't like them as much. Sometimes the beads fall off if the knots aren't big enough. I, personally, always use plain bookmarks.

    So--I wanted to go with the majority on this one. Should I add tassel and beads? Yay or nay?

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    I like a plain bookmark. The beads and stuff make the book stretch out. Hope this helps you.

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    I prefer them to be plain. I don't like the 'bump' made by the beads or tassel.
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    I'm assuming the beads and/or tassel would fall to the OUTSIDE of the book pages, so in that case, I like a length of cord and a tassel. Inside the book, I prefer a thin bookmark. In reality, I usually use a scrap of paper or a piece of yarn.

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    I generally just use ribbon. Cut length desired, fold in half, thread fold through the hole to form a loop. Finally thread the tail ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull. All done!
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    Plain, i think the beads will get in the way and maybe the tassel will also.
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    I have made a tone of magnetic bookmarks for kids - decorated with stickers and the kids really like these a lot. Also, for teens, I have made some "book thongs" - just a cord that goes the length of a book with beads, etc. on each end. HTH
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    I have many bookmarks of all kinds. Fancy, plain, etc. I usually wind up using the drop cards from magazines or an old coupon cause I can't FIND my nice bookmarks. What ever works for you. LOL

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    I like the beads and tassels. Love pretty book marks!
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    I have a commercially made bookmark that has a cord with a button ans the a BIG knot and the ends are tasselled. Love it.

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    In research books I always use post-its with comments on them. For my Bibles I like ribbons - flat and long enough to hang out - several per Bible. Novels get whatever is close to hand but novels are being replaced by Kindle and bookmarks are no longer needed.

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    Oo--Kindle will never ever replace my books. Nope. I like turning real pages. lol Okay--I'll see what I can add that's simple. Thanks for the replies.

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    Thank you for all the bookmark ideas. maxnme01, could you post a picture of your ribbon bookmark? They sound so cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I prefer them to be plain. I don't like the 'bump' made by the beads or tassel.
    Ditto. I'm really picky about my bookmarks (unlike my DH who will mark a book with ANYTHING or my DD who will ONLY use photographs to mark her many books). I like them nice & wide & plain. But that's just my opinion.
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    I like book marks with a cord and something on the end to hang out of the book. However, the ones I have with tassels -- the tassels eventually come apart.
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    I like plain best.
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    Thanks for the replies!

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    Ribbons and stuff are fine but anything that makes the bookmark too heavy doesn't work. Some one gave me a beautiful bookmark but it was so heavy, it kept falling out of the book.

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    I posted them in Pictures! :-)

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    I love your bookmarks, but I love your thoughtfulness behind them. I am sure your bookmarks will be cherished for many years. As a retired teacher, I thank you for your dedication to and compassion for "our" students.

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    Awww--granniesan--you are sweet. Thanks. I have to say, it's been a tough year. I'll be relieved when it's over.

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