Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beading with Kids

Today I had a fun crafty day -- I'd been hired by a law firm to be part of their entertainment at a company picnic, teaching kids how to bead. This was a very cool picnic, with pony rides, cotton candy machines, a pool, a bounce house, paint-your-own-pottery, and then me. I had bowls and bowls of fun beads for various age groups, and we went to town! A number of the moms joined in, proving that YES, beading is addictive, no matter if you're using inexpensive plastic or mega-expensive gemstones.

When I got home, a box from Target had arrived. I'd been eyeing these VERY cool pop-beads at Target, but kept putting off buying them. Then when I saw my friend Kerry's post about the beads, I decided, enough's enough, let's go get 'em. But of course, Target was out. So I ordered them.

ANYWAY, Zack fell in love with them, as I knew he would. I swear, he's going to be my business partner before too long -- he has a love for anything crafty and has a good eye.

Here are some of his creations -- I love the Dr. Seuss vibe:

See how happy he looks?

We had too much fun. Life is great with a cool kid.


  1. Anonymous11:18 PM

    You're so right -- very Seussian. Maybe it's the beginning of a new jewelry line.

    - Jen

  2. I love the fun bright colors of the beads.

  3. Your jewelry is awesome! But the plastic Target beads stole my heart. I have a couple of nieces & nephews to get those for.

    Thanks for the enjoyable read.

    Deb :)

  4. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Your jewelry is gorgeous. (I previously posted that the earrings were a bit expensive, but went and looked again and saw that they're not bad at all, the necklaces are a bit out of my range though. Just wanted to clarify that!)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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