Butterfly Bead Bookmark

Butterfly Bead Bookmark

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What you need

22 assorted 5-10mm beads
50cm Memory Wire (coated or plain) for butterfly
20 cms of wire for book mark
Large 15mm sequin
Craft glue


Take 50cm of wire and add 11 assorted beads and secure the top bead with glue, this will become the antenna.

Twist it around to make a set of wings as shown in the pictures placing 5 beads on each loop.

Once you have the top set of wings add 11 more beads.

Bend the next set of wings by twisting it around your finger as to form smaller wings , again placing 5 beads into each loop.

Secure tightly by twisting together and finishing up with another Antenna and securing the end bead.

Add a length of wire for the book mark by twisting it into the back of the butterfly. Secure with some glue.

to finish off the butterfly glue the sequin over the wire twists in the middle.

These butterflies make lovely teachers and mothers day gifts.


  1. Thank you im gonna do this for my mama . oh and yes there are 2 other different bookmarks !! there is a flower and a lady bug !!:)

    GREAT MOTHERS DAY GIFT!!!!!!!!!! <3 IT .

  2. i want easy bcse i am smaal child

  3. I just joined this group. We have VBS next week. I am going to try this with the older kids, girls anyway. I’m betting it’s a hit. one question though. with the wire end damaging the page? Do you do anything like attaching another bead at the end or is that too chunky? Thanks.

  4. I loved this project because it was fun, turned out beautifull and my friend always looses her bookmarks. I also think that everybody who likes wire crafts should try it.

  5. I needed a quick but cute gift for my mom for mothers day and this was amazing

  6. Look if you love this design try it with different beads/bigger.
    i did this for a birthday party was a hit!!!
    and if you want try a different shape like a flower and it is just as easy as the butterfly!!!!!!!!!
    from Nz kaitlyn weaver a fellow beader and crafter!!!!!

  7. awesome!

  8. i think this is so cute i luv it awsome i really realy want one that’s why i came to this website wish i had one luv it so much can;t wait to get one the person who did this project is one awsome designer wish to be like her lol

  9. so cute—can’t wait to try it!

  10. First time for me to visit this site. I think I will benefit a lot from it. Thanks

  11. So Cute!
    But i agree with twilightandhsmfan4ever.

  12. twilightandhsmfan4ever says

    man that is very pretty but looks really hard to me no offence

  13. Good job, but i hav won question. Can we put more beads on the butterfly?

  14. ok ill post a comment … hi

  15. I just finished making one of these and I have to say that it is adorable. :3 I didn’t follow the instructions completely – just used the picture as a guide. The instructions are poorly written, but if you have a basic idea, it isn’t too hard. 🙂

  16. luv it !!!!!=)

  17. this was absolutely fun.. hehe. post more!!

  18. Superb idea but looks a little challenging. Can’t wait to try making one!

  19. awwsome i loved this I use it 4 all my BOOKS!! not it is so hard to make it looks like a peace of crap!!

  20. I like this!

  21. This looks COOL!

  22. Fun and easy!

  23. looks simple enough for me and my daughter to do.

  24. Cool…but kind of boring. I wouldn’t make it. I would love getting it though.

  25. A different book mark comparing Flower-Butterfly & Book-Yourself.

  26. i had lots of fun makin this

  27. SuPerB…!!!

  28. Not very easy to follow the directions and definately not good for kids

  29. Very cute. That butterfly could be used for other types of decorations too. As said earlier you can’t use that kind of memory wire used in jewelry, but there is another type of soft wire called memory wire (check out dmc.com and their Desire memory wire).

  30. For people who don”t know a lot about crafts and just take this list to the store and buy exactly what is on the list, they will not be able to do the craft, memory wire is stiff, curved wire which WILL NOT work for this. You just need basic craft wire

  31. My six year old daughter did it, we all liked it. sowmya

  32. i like this craft, itaught to my 6 year old daughter

  33. paper book marks are so much better

  34. Guest: so adorable if it could go higher i would say 1 million!!!!!=)

  35. lovely idea

  36. i found this project to hard for children to make. would not recomend to other parents/babysitters

  37. i love this idea

  38. This is sooo lovely!

  39. Great idea love it!!!!

  40. very cool. im gonna try it thx

  41. i love this now i can keep track of where i am in the books without the bookmark falling out!

  42. Wow! I like it! I really needed a bookmark!

  43. This is the cutest bookmark I’ve ever seen! I can’t wait to make one! =)

  44. Easy make and lovely turn out looks amazing in my book and every one ask where i brought and i say i can make you one and they say it looks better than shop bought


  46. really love the color and design…very creative -millet

  47. I think this is a very good craft because if you like making crafts and you like the look of the bookmark it coukld make you wanna 5read more or alot It would even be good for gifts if you wanted you could turn the wire around and make a bracelet good art

  48. these are cute but i have made a wire bookmark before and they are hard to hold the shape. that was the only problem I found~

  49. use the search button on the left for bookmarks

  50. looks cool…do you have any other bookmarks besides butterfly??? i’ll check back soon.

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