Alphabet Bead Assortment
Fun Beads for Kids
I was very pleased with this product. My kids made keychains for each of their teachers for Christmas by stringing these on thin ribbon along with some plastic pony beads. We found there was a useful variety of letters with at least 7 of each letter. We did run out of E's and used the great suggestion from someone else's review to modify some F beads. These are not a bright white color, nor a yellow, I would call them more "natural." They were a good size for the kids to work with and we were happy with the outcome.
December 8, 2010
More yellowed than I would have preferred
We purchased these for a Halloween event. The online picture makes them look "natural" or ivory. They are actually more yellowed - sort of like old teeth. This works fine for our theme, but it wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be.
October 28, 2012
Don't be afraid to buy these for kids crafts
Some of the reviews complain about a lack of vowels and low-quality beads, so I bought 4 bags (1200 total) beads for 50 kids to string bracelets. I also had a ultra-thin sharpie marker to turn F's -> E's, C's -> O's, V's -> A's ... but only did so to shorten the search for a letter. All the holes were drilled thru. At least 1 bead was totally blank (great - a vowel!) and at least 1 needed letters completed on 1-2 sides because they were blank. Note on the cord: use 1mm stretchy cord. I found that 0.5mm cord was too thin, though it works. Can double the 0.5mm cord (put 2 strands thru) and it works fine. Used these with pony beads and cross charms # 57/172, and they came out looking adorable.
August 14, 2012
I bought these for my 3 yr old son who loves the alphabet and loves to string beads. These were not the best product for him because all of the holes are not punched through properly. However, these would probably be good for an older group of kids stringing the beads for a fun name activity or something. I think I might use them for my neices and nephews to make keychains.
April 23, 2011
These beads were larger than I expected
Beads were too large for the application for which they were purchased, but I will use them elsewhere. Quality is inconsistent. Letter asortment needs adjusting (true for other beads I have purchased from you).
August 12, 2010
Okay for little ones...
We used these beads for a preschool craft at our library. It is true that we ran out of vowels (especially E's) early on, but using a regular black ballpoint pen to add a bottom line to the F's worked fine. From more than a foot away, you can't tell the difference. So, if you are willing to do a little extra work, they are good. They are larger than many of the other beads, so they stand out very nicely.
July 13, 2010
I was hard pressed to find enough letters for 12 preschoolers to make name bracelets. There was not one "Y" in the bag. There was an insufficient number of vowels. I had to make adjustments with a fine point permanent marker ("V's" became "A's").
The color was uneven, some whiter some more yellow. The letters were stamped on unevenly. I will never order this product again.
March 8, 2010
You can do better
These were okay. I got them for my 6 year old to spell out her friends' names on bracelets. If you are wanting to spell out words like ZZZHHHWWWWBBBBJJJJVVV, you're going to love this package of beads. We did quite a bit of writing on the beads to turn V into A and F into E! Some were yellowish, most were whitish, some were funky shaped, most were cubes, some had crooked letters, most were fine. I'd try something else if you're wanting to spell words with vowels.
February 16, 2010