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Red Fish, Blue Fish Bookmark

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Red Fish, Blue Fish Bookmark Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Each year, the National Education Association celebrates "Read Across America Day" on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This scholastic celebration aims to bring children and teens together to read and is part of the ongoing Read Across America campaign. Inspired by the beloved Dr. Seuss book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, this bookmark design makes reading fun with colorful beads and alphabet letters. Make one as a gift to encourage a child in your life to read!

Step one:
Cut a 5-inch piece of ZambaPro™ jewelry wire. Thread one end through an 18mm Swarovski fish pendant in Crystal Red Magma and secure with a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes please refer to the handy tips section of the learning center. Thread the following beads in this order: a 5mm square turquoise glazed porcelain bead, a sterling silver rounded number 1 bead, a 5mm turquoise glazed porcelain roundel, a stoneware square yellow spacer and a 5mm turquoise roundel. Set aside.

Step two:
Cut a second 5-inch piece of jewelry wire. Thread one end through an 18mm Swarovski fish pendant in Indicolite and secure with a crimp tube. Thread the following beads in this order: a 5mm square turquoise glazed porcelain bead, a rounded number 2 bead, a 5mm harvest glazed roundel, a stoneware small dark green round bead and two 5mm harvest roundels.

Step three:
Thread the following beads onto both strands: a sterling silver two-hole alphabet bead in letter's F, I, S, H, a stoneware small round red bead and a 5mm turquoise roundel. Hold the strands together and draw up the strand with the red fish until the letter beads sit evenly. Secure the strands to the jump ring on a silver tone swirl bookmark with a crimp tube.
Approximate size: 6 ¼ inches
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6727 18mm Fish Pendant Indicolite (6727-IND18, qty 1)
Swarovski 6727 18mm Fish Pendant Crystal Red Magma (6727-RMM18, qty 1)
Silver Tone Swirl Bookmark (BOOKMARK02, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - F (ISAB-000F, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - I (ISAB-000I, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - S (ISAB-000S, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - H (ISAB-000H, qty 1)
Sterling 925 Rounded Number Bead - 1 (LTR60-1, qty 1)
Sterling 925 Rounded Number Bead - 2 (LTR60-2, qty 1)
5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Turquoise (CRD-BD017, qty 3)
5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Harvest (CRD-BD007, qty 3)
5mm Square Glazed Porcelain Bead - Turquoise (CRD-BD041, qty 2)
Stoneware Small Round - Dark Green (SW-BD192, qty 1)
Stoneware Small Round - Red (SW-BD189, qty 1)
Stoneware Square Spacer - Yellow (SW-BD152, qty 1)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.27 x 8.0mm) (SS-OJR50-D, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6727 18mm Fish Pendant Indicolite
Swarovski 6727 18mm Fish Pendant Indicolite
Code: 6727-IND18
Height 18mm, Width 11mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.46$2.22$2.00
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Swarovski 6727 18mm Fish Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Swarovski 6727 18mm Fish Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6727-RMM18
Height 18mm, Width 11mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.56$2.30$2.08
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Silver Tone Swirl Bookmark
Silver Tone Swirl Bookmark
Code: BOOKMARK02
Length 6 inches 
1-910-1920+
$2.16$1.94$1.74
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JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - F
JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - F
Code: ISAB-000F
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $2.30
Price: $3.29
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JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - I
JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - I
Code: ISAB-000I
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $2.30
Price: $3.29
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JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - S
JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - S
Code: ISAB-000S
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $2.30
Price: $3.29
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - H
JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - H
Code: ISAB-000H
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $2.30
Price: $3.29
Qty>
Sterling 925 Rounded Number Bead - 1
Sterling 925 Rounded Number Bead - 1
Code: LTR60-1
Length 5.8mm 
Price: $3.96
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Sterling 925 Rounded Number Bead - 2
Sterling 925 Rounded Number Bead - 2
Code: LTR60-2
Length 5.8mm 
Price: $3.96
Qty>
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Turquoise
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Turquoise
Code: CRD-BD017
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30$0.27$0.24
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Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Harvest
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Harvest
Code: CRD-BD007
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Clay River Designs 5mm Square Glazed Porcelain Bead - Turquoise
Clay River Designs 5mm Square Glazed Porcelain Bead - Turquoise
Code: CRD-BD041
Length 5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.43$0.39$0.35
Qty>
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Small Round - Dark Green
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Small Round - Dark Green
Code: SW-BD192
Length 9mm, Width 11mm 
Price: $0.87
Qty>
Stoneware Square Spacer - Yellow
Stoneware Square Spacer - Yellow
Code: SW-BD152
Length 4.5-5mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.66$0.60$0.54
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.050 x .310 inches (1.27 x 8.0mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.050 x .310 inches (1.27 x 8.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR50-D
0.050 x .310 inches (1.27 x 8.0mm) 
1-1415-2930+
$1.01$0.91$0.83
Qty>

Alternate Components

Golem Design Studio Stoneware Cube Bead - Light Orange
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Cube Bead - Light Orange
Code: SW-BD100
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.74$0.66$0.60
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $8.99$10.99 $8.24$9.99 $7.49
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Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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