Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - A quick post for my wife

Visit please.

Several months ago now, my wife and a friend of hers discoved the joy of arts and crafts. Well, thats not exactly true, my wife's friend already had an interest in making cards and on an excursion to a local arts and crafts shop they found beads. Now for most of us boxes full of sparkly beads would send us running for the nearest exit. But not for these two, in less time than you can say sticky back plastic they had already bought enough beads and leather twine to keep Blue Peter in business for several months, and had begun making 'book beads'.

Book beads or Book Thongs as they are known in the good 'ol USA are sparkly book marks. To a largely uneducated fella like me they are a small peice of leather with 4 or 5 nice beads on each end. To book lover everywhere they are 'book art'.

Gone are the days when you folded the top corner of the page over to denote where you had read up to. This got especially confusing when you had turned over 10 or 11 pages. Now beautifully hand crafted leather book beads add a certain something to your reading pleasure.

So, if you have a book lover in your life and your looking for the ideal gift, try book beads.