Saturday, October 03, 2009

Handmade bookmarks

This September was special for me. And to express my gratitude, I was on a bookmark-making spree for almost two weeks. Here's what I made:

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

These are a mix of Peyote, Ladder and Brick stitches. The last round one is a favourite. Still not decided if I should make it a bookmark or use it like a button...

With the high power that I have, after every fabulous brush with the minute needle and seed beads, my right eye begins to ache and I pray to God to let me keep on at this thing at least till I am 50 and more.. :)

Let me know how you liked these.

Related posts:

Learning peyote stitch

My necklaces


CoFfEe AnGeL said...

gauri theyre not visible here...i got so excited on reading about them :( pls post some pics!

Mahendra said...


Solilo said...

Gauri, they are fabulous. There is always something nice and encouraging on your space. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Gauri!!! I like the idea of buttons and book marks both, but we need more buttons than book marks and in many colours to match or contrast, key chains will also look nice!

I think if we like doing something enough we find ways to continue!! :)

Joe Pinto said...

My dear Gauri,

One of my Ranade students is coming to Kolkata after 13 October. She will bring a book from me to you. This is a gift for your encouragement with my blog, which completed one year on 2 October.

Without your kind words, the blog would have taken me much longer to stitch together. With your company, the journey of blogging is fun.

These bookmarks are beautiful.

My dear Gauri, why fifty and more ...? You will have crossed a graceful hundred, making such small-is-beautful items. Before you notice them, the years will pass you by because you were thinking of us while you were at it.

Take care,
- Joe.

Dil se said...

Gauri: These are absolutely gorgeous.I loved your idea for using them as bookmarks or buttons. Actually you could use them as nice pendants for your matching dress too.
BTW: I just replied to your comment saying I am waiting for your next post !! and here it was :-)

Gauri Gharpure said...


I truly look fwd to and derive encouragement from all your comments.. :)

Calliopia said...

Gosh, these are lovely. So creative and so personal.

Vaidehi said...

Hey Mousie,
all the bookmarks are just too good. You have learned the stiches fairly well but i feel they have more utility as fashion accessories rather than bookmarks, nevertheless that is also a unique idea.

Julia Scissor said...

They are all beautiful.

Homecooked said...

these are so beautiful! I always wanted to try peyote stitch but like you my eyes get tired easily :) But your creations are gorgeous!

Lavender said...

wow these are gorgeous.Do you sell them as well?

Gauri Gharpure said...

Callopia-- yes, i didn't want to buy something.. so made the stuff:)

Vaidehi-- thanks! I am also making earrings, bracelets and necklaces

Julia- thanks:)

Homecooked-- yes the specs are troublesome, but i guess you find ways to keep at things you love to do..

Lavender-- thanks for visiting my blog.. as of now, i have not attempted selling these

G said...

Brilliant! :) All of them are so cute!