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.