And to continue with the "back to school" theme, we are sharing this article about the developmental benefits of beading with children.
One of the projects we will be teaching at the after school program is a memory wire bracelet which can also be worn as a necklace, below is a tutorial showing how to make this memory wire bracelet.
Needle nosed pliers
Take your memory wire and measure so that it loops around your wrist two times and then cut using your wire cutters. Taking your needle nosed pliers, make a loop at one end of the wire. Using your bead board, make your pattern, it is usually best to use 4 beads and keep repeating them, or just make it totally random. String your beads until you have about about 1/2 an inch of wire left and then make another loop using your needle nosed pliers.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to bringing you lots of fun beading projects for the fall and winter season.