Last week Cami made some beaded bracelets. It was a couple day process, creating when Noah was taking his afternoon nap and before her rest time.
Materials that we used (all can be found at the local craft store):
• Plain wooden beads
• Metal beads
• Elastic cord
She started by painting the beads with the watercolors. When they had dried (the next day) we finished the beads with beeswax.
We set the beads out in the sun and waited for them to dry.
After drying, Cami beaded them. Early in the week we were at a friends’ house and she had a trick of tying a single bead to the bottom of the elastic as a stopper while beading the others. Cami counted 2 wooden beads, one metal bead.
They are beautiful. In my opinion, definitely prettier than anything you would buy at the store. I’m sure we’ll be making more of these, especially with her Aunt Beka. They are a perfect gift for little friends too.