These are simple to make and very useful.
You will love this style of bookmark, I do!
Gather the supplies you will need:
-16" of elastic cord
-a variety of beads and or buttons
-two 1" wool pennies
-one 1/2" or 9/16" wool penny
-needle and thread
Thread the beads and buttons onto the cord,
then knot the end and trim.
Secure the knot onto one of the wool pennies:
Then stitch the smaller penny to the other 1" penny:
Here again with a lighter colour for better viewing:
Here I stitched the small penny
to hide the stitches that showed from securing the elastic:
After stitching the stack together
make some back stitches inside the stack to secure
your thread and snip.
The bead or buttons can be adjusted to shorten the cord,
for smaller books if needed.