One of our 100 Things 2 Do this summer was to go “Beading”.
I don’t know if that’s the technical term? Perhaps “jewellery making” would have been a better description.
Beyond macaroni or cereal necklaces, I’ve never made ‘official’ jewellery – so this task intrigued me…
One of my friends is a jeweller and makes her own jewellery using her very own Jeweller’s rolling mills. These fantastic tools need to be seen to be believed!
That being said, I am a total novice when it comes to jewellery making so, instead, we decided to try beading.
I wanted to see all the beads and charms, the display of fun pieces that others have made, and learn a thing or two…
So I found a local shop – Beads and Plenty More – and off we went!
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Now, if you have Little Diva’s like I do, you can easily imagine their glowing faces as they walked in and saw the millions of beads, pendants and sparklies…
This place has true “Glamazon Potential”!
As a side note: if you are planning a wedding, or plan on being in a wedding – this is the place for you! There were gorgeous examples of jewellery that could be custom tailored to your outfit!
I called ahead and Linda, the Shop Owner, had trays and trays of goodies already set out for them.
A quick lesson and they were off!
I do have to warn you that this is an exercise in creativity.
Five and seven-year-olds want to incorporate every sparkly thing they can in their creations – so any rules on pattern, repetition or colour coordination are thrown out the window.
This tested my A-Type personality to no end, but seeing them having a great time helped calm my twitches.
And a necklace later: