Beaded Snowman Bracelet Craft Kit
Very cute but some challenges
I agree with the reviewer who said that the knots are hard to tie with the elastic. I had a very difficult time getting the knots to stay and ended up putting a drop of hot glue on them. I also had a couple of elastics break when trying to tie the knots. Luckily, they give you one extra and we didn't need twelve. We were making these as teacher gifts and we actually made fewer bracelets and used the extra beads to add to the bracelets we were making to make them slightly larger. I didn't trust that the elastic wasn't going to pop after someone repeatedly stretched it to pull it over their hand. I don't think these will be long-lasting but they are cute and inexpensive. I expect some of them will have popped or come untied within the first few days.
The bead quality was pretty good. Some of the snowman beads were very nice but a few were messed up - either rough (bumpy) or painted incorrectly with too many dots for the eyes or smears on the mouth. It wasn't bad and it was only on a few of the beads. The snowman bead that was rough also had a hole that was too small and we had to work on it with a large pin to make it large enough to fit on the elastic. They do give you a few extra beads but no extra snowman beads.
Having said all of that, I still think that the end result is pretty and it's reasonably priced at just over a dollar per finished bracelet. It would be a cute beading project for a scout troup, church group, or any group of young girls. I don't know that I'd choose them to give as gifts again but I would recommend them for a fun activity.
December 17, 2010
We made these as Christmas presents. I really liked them and the beads were of good quality.
We made these as Christmas presents. I really liked them and the beads were of good quality. They were easy to make. I made them with my 6 year old son. He needed some help with the threading of the beads but it was enjoyable and he was proud of the gifts he helped create.
December 31, 2014
My only compliant is the cording for stringing the beads, it is not very strong. Several bracelets had to be re-done due the chord breaking. The overall bracelet is good quality. The beads look very nice.
December 27, 2014
Very nice beads and easy instructions for children's holiday gifts.
December 3, 2014
Quality product, packed nicely and shipped quickly
This is a great beginner craft project with easy to follow directions and quality beads.
November 6, 2014
This is so pretty
This product was awesome. It was a big hit and looked very pretty. I will surely buy more of these.
December 31, 2012
Lovely gift idea and easy to make. Much less expensive than purchasing individual beads at specialty stores.
November 19, 2012
I love the faces on the snowmen! CUTE!
June 18, 2012
No Faces or messed up faces on each of them. YOu cant tell they are snowmen
These are not at all as nice as they show. Only 2 of all the snowmen faces could be seen the rest either had no face or so messed up. They were not nice enough to use. Not at all a good product.
December 11, 2011
defective snowmen beads
Many of the snowman beads included in my kit were defective. The eye and mouth dots were different sizes, smears of the eye/mouth color on the bead, bad spacing on mouth dots. I realize that the kits are inexpensive, but I would rather pay a little more than have so many funky snowmen.
September 14, 2011