I found oodles of glass beads on clearance last summer and since I don't make jewelry I decided to make these beaded bookmarks (thongs).
This is the flattest book I could find that would scan. The scanner doesn't do them justice, really!
Using thin crochet thread/yarn, I took 9 pretty long lengths of it (24 inches maybe).
Knot one end together about 4 inches from the end.
Brade the 9 strands until you have a good book length (use a standard hardcover or paperback as a guide) and knot this end.
Using watered down glue, rub each of the ends of the 9 strands and let them dry, this will stiffen it for beading.
add beads to at least 6 strands of thread, knot the ends and add a drop of glue to be safe.
I gave these as Christmas gifts last year and sold some at a fair. They package nicely in little velvet or shimmerey cloth bags. They were a big hit, especially among my big time reader friends.