Bookmark Workshop

Yes, it’s that time again, for my yearly visit to QEGS Blackburn Academy Trust library for their Book Week. Every year I teach a group of teenagers how to create wire wrapped gemstone bookmarks. This time 25 tickets were given out, a new record. A few students even attended this year who had been the…

Busy with Bookmarks

Recently I have been busy, mostly creating bookmarks and a tutorial. A local high school library orders some a few times a year to give to their students as prizes to promote reading. This time, I decided to ask her if she minded me offering them to other school libraries.She didn’t, and very kindly promoted…

Bookmarks, bookmarks and bookmarks

I am a passionate reader, and a chartered librarian. I love books, and I adore sharing my love of books. A school librarian regularly buys gemstone bookmarks off me to give out as prizes for reading. The teenagers really like the bookmarks, and this style seems to appeal to all. Using a gemstone bookmark gives…

Bookmarks, Marbles and Cake

I get a regular order for gemstone bookmarks from a local high school librarian. I enjoy making these because I really love how they are going to be used. They are given as prizes to encourage teenagers to read, and I think that is very worthwhile. A couple of years ago, I got the opportunity…