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
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
Glass Snowman Bracelet
Wonderful product for a teenager to make and sell for Fundraising !!
February 14, 2011
The snowmen weren't as nice to me as most of your character beads, his carrot nose was messed up on some of the beads, his hat didn't look like a hat (the one used with the snowmen earrings would look better). This is the bracelet kit that I
substituted the penquins on. the blue glass beads are beautiful and really made the bracelet look more expensive than it really was. Hey you can't be perfect in everything, lol one outta millions isn't bad.
December 19, 2010