Beaded Ladybug Bracelet Craft Kit
These bracelets are absolutely darling for little girls. I did not have any problems with the elastics being too short. All the beads fit perfectly. We also tied a red bow on each one as an added feature. I coupled them with the ladybug bubble bottles and my girls gave them to their friends as Christmas gifts. Adorable!
December 14, 2009
I got this for my daughters 7th birthday party for the girls to do as a activity. They loved them!
They are really cute and pretty good quality. The only thing bad I have to say is some of the beads were broken and some of the beads were closed in so you couldn't get the string through, but other then that I loved them.
September 3, 2011
Great bracelets for kids...good quality for the price!
I got these bracelets for a kids' playdate (4-5 years old) and they were perfect. The kids could string the bracelets themselves with a little bit of help. A few of the beads were "duds" and couldn't be strung, but there were extras and most kids were not sticking to the pattern so it was just fine. The strings were the perfect length for their wrists, but would have been too small for most adults or bigger kids. To make it easier, we poured each kids' beads into a paper plate to keep them from rolling all over the table, and taped down one end of the string while they strung beads onto the other end. Worked perfectly! I used one dab of clear glue to fasten the knot and cut the ends, and you could not even see where it had been cut. Be careful when tying the strings. I double-knotted then and pulled REALLY tightly to make the knots tiny and snug, but once I pulled too hard and broke the strings and beads went flying everywhere. Some of the ladybugs don't necessarily match each other perfectly but it's still perfect for the kids!
July 26, 2011
I used these kits at a 6 year old girl's party. The girls needed help to tie the clear elastics when starting and finishing their bracelets, but otherwise were able to do most on their own. The ladybug beads are really cute. The clear elastics were the right size for kids. I would recommend having some extra beads on hand just to allow the kids to customize or fill in if a bead is broken or not drilled through. I would buy again. I liked having kits ready for each child.
June 24, 2011
Great craft for kids
I wish either the ladybug beads were clearer or the price a little lower. I bought this first dozen to check out for a group playdate but won't be using it for that. If the price were lowered, I would probably buy more to use for a playdate. But my three-year-old daughter and I had fun making them. She is just getting enough coordination to put beads on a string; she has trouble with the smaller beads but is getting better with practice and help. We each make one at a time and give them as gifts and she loves this. It is difficult to get the knot to stay tied. I tried regular glue like the instructions say but this didn't hold so I used a large glue dot. This seems to work but the knot is the size of one of the beads. Fine for a kid or for a gift from a kid, but I wish the knot was less noticeable.
June 21, 2011
Buyer Be Prepared
I purchased these bracelets for my end of the year party, for my 3rd Grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop. I happen to call the girls, "My Ladybugs," and I thought these little bracelets would be great. HOWEVER, please be prepared when you go to assemble them that the string does not necessarily stay tied AND at least 4 of my ladybug beads (and 4 of the silver beads) had holes that weren't all the way through both sides... meaning that they couldn't be used and as a result, 6 of my bracelets are NOTICABLY smaller and don't have the correct number of ladybugs (3 each) on them.
I think that they are super cute, but I would suggest that if you buy this product that you plan to only use 9 - 10 of the bracelets and harvesting the other 2 -3 for extra parts (to supplement the broken ones you will receive). I happen to need 12 exactly, so I had to work with what I had and some of them look a little funny.
June 1, 2010
Beaded Ladybug Bracelets
Purchased for a Childrens craft class. The Girls really enjoyed making this bracelet. The real glass beads made it special. The bracelet kit ran a bit small and extra beads were needed to make the bracelets wearable. It was a favorite of many different bracelets.
I hope this item will be returned to stock.
April 17, 2010
Great product but the strings need to be longer.
July 14, 2009
First thanks to the others writing reviews, I read them first and ordered extra stretchy cord. The cord provided in the kits was way to short even for children. The lady bug beads are nice and makes a cute little bracelet. I added extra beads for an adult size bracelet. The bracelets were gifts to remember a vacation in the mountains when we were invaded by lady bugs!
July 7, 2009
I Was Not A Happy Camper, BUT..(read all of it : )
I was so very disappointed when I purchased the Beaded Ladybug Bracelet Craft Kit. I really thought it was overpriced to begin with but, hey! Everybody LOVES ladybugs! I own my own small jewelry business and bought these to make for an up coming craft fair in my area. And the description is right, this little craft kit is PERFECT for ALL the things that they mention, but it definitely wasn't what I had in mind. I think I realized that the ladybug beads were plastic but I was clueless to the fact that all the other pieces like the little silver balls and the little silver rondelle spacer beads were ALSO PLASTIC! I thought for sure that they would be base metal. I mean I didn't expect sterling silver or anything, but sure not plastic. THEN on top of that, THE VERY FIRST BRACELET KIT I PULLED OUT ONE OF THE LADYBUG BEADS WAS BROKEN IN HALF!!! You could still string it, but it was still broken. No way I can try to sell that one! AND HERE'S THE BUT.....
BUT: When I called these guys up and told them what was going on, THEY WERE FANTASTIC!!!! THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT WAS SO FANTASTIC THAT I WOULD NOT EVER HESITATE TO BUY FROM THEM AGAIN OR RECOMMEND THEM TO SOMEONE ELSE!! THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH SOMETHING, THESE GUYS WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY AND......AND......WILL STILL WANT TO COME BACK AND BY FROM THEM AGAIN. WHICH.......I ABSOLUTELY WILL DO!!!
It's truly a great little kit, it just didn't meet my needs. But for a church VBS group or the like, or a child's BD Party......IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC!!!
June 26, 2009