Monday, March 9, 2009

Taking a short break

Thanks everyone for visiting.
The Beads of my Life will be taking a short break while I work on my HTML skills and reorganize and inventory my entire crafting studio.

Things will be back up and normal (well as normal as I can get!) when things are less crazy

Thanks you for following me and I will be back soon!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Beads and Kids 2

It is interesting taking kids shopping to buy beads. My daughter is very girly and as expected goes for the "girl" colors and sparkle. My son, on the other hand.... He actually has a very good eye for color and design. And he has expensive taste in Beads! When he is designing something, it has to be perfect - so he must have exactly "This" bead. After this project I had to impose a spending limit on his beads.

The blue and yellow beads are "perfect" for his necklace, but also the most expensive part! I was lucky in that the store was having a "sale" but this was the High-End bead store in town.

When taking your kids to shop for beads, you can really see their personalities. My son tends to show his team spirit (see above: Go Michigan!) but is also very bold and adventurous in his color and pattern choices.

Give your kids the chance to explore their creativity. You can do it inexpensivly by going to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and getting one of their big buckets of plastic beads (even cheaper if you use one of the store coupons) or even just letting them choose some of the current sale items. You can string on Yarn, dental floss or any of the Bead stringing choices. This is a great activity to promote fine motor skills as well.

Be creative and let the kids show you what they can do!