This instructable is my first attempt.
Step 1: Materials
thin cardstock or cardboard
needle nose pliers
thin tip marker
Step 2: To Write or Not to Write?
Using ruled paper, I measured and cut a few strips to practice on.
I also tried seeing what difference accordion folding versus signatures made to the overall book "look".
Signature: A piece of paper folded in half.
Conclusion: No real difference. The accordion folds do not distract from the book feeling as the paper is thin enough to disguise this fact.
Having a very thin tip marker is helpful too!
Step 3: Cover, Glue and Findings
Glue your pages together and the cover to the "endpapers". Make sure glue is evenly distributed and also thin.
Glue is your preference: I used white glue as I wanted to make sure later on the pages didn't become "unstuck" which sometimes happens with glue sticks. I also like to smear glue around with my finger...
Press down hard your glued surfaces with even pressure.
I added earring findings ( a small metal loop and the pierced earring finding). Use a needle tool, needle or some other pointy thing to poke a hole in the book binding for the loop. Thread the loop, close it back up with the pliers...
Put on earrings and admire the work!
Step 4: THANKS: My Lovely Husband, Books and Reading and This Community
He and I share a love of reading.
I like to make books as well as read them. I don't know which is more fun, making them or reading them!
Instructables is a fun outlet for me to publish some of my ideas. It is also a wonderfully creative and supportive group of people who share a love of making things!
Thank you Thank you!