Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Alphabet Beads - Top Tip

The alphabet beads I have used the the project below were a present which I believe came from Cox and Cox http://www.coxandcox.co.uk/products/alpha-bead-kit-60gm3mtr-cord and I think they were quite expensive at £6.
However I have done a little research for you on e-bay.  There are lots of alphabet bead sets, but also it is possible to buy sets of 50 single vowels like a's and e's, which is brilliant as they are the first letters to get used up.  So what I would suggest, if you are making bracelets etc. for Brownie groups would buy a couple of alphabet sets plus a extra set of each vowel - the shop below has sets of 50 single letters for 90p + 90p P&P
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Angs-Attic/Alphabet-Beads-by-the-letter-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=2079338015&_sid=76809655&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1581&_pgn=2 - and I don't think it would take much to put together a matching set.  Hope this top tip is of help!!

Friends Forever Friendship Bracelets

I made these bracelets for a friend’s daughters 16th Birthday sleepover.
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I’ve used alphabet beads, 0.5mm red waxed cord, spacer beads and a few left over stickers.
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The bracelets couldn’t be easier to make.
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I made a sheet of backing cards using publisher and cut them to fit the cello bags I wanted to package the bracelets in.
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To make it look a bit more professional, I  have added another piece of card on the back so the surplus cord on the bracelets cannot be seen and a fancy 3D sticker as a bag seal.
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I know it’s all a bit of fiddle fart but sometimes it’s the packaging that makes all the difference, a bit like Easter eggs!