What It Is
Brilliant Bead Rings is an update of Klutz's Bead Rings activity book, which was first published in 1999. The basic idea is the same: String shimmering beads on flexible wire to form durable and fashionable little rings. The new Brilliant Bead Rings activity book and kit is bigger and features updated seed beads in a bright color palette and the addition of jewel-toned specialty beads. The book comes with more than 50 pages of step-by-step instructions to create seven sparkly new ring designs, including crisscross, garland, serpentine, posey, jewels, daisy chain, friendship, and snowflake. Brilliant Bead Rings comes with more than 1,300 beads, including seed beads, two big blossom beads and two small blossom beads, five types of jewel beads (small rounds, big rounds, small ovals, small bicones, and big bicones), and two sizes of bugle beads. Also included is 32-gauge wire. Kids will also need a pair of nail clippers, which are not included. Kids can work right out of the closable bead tray that's attached to the book.
Why It’s Fun
This is a great activity kit for kids who are interested in making their own jewelry. It lets kids get creative as they design unique and wearable bead rings.
The rings at the front of the book are a little easier to make than the ones toward the back, so kids may want to start with the easier designs so they can get the hang of creating the rings.
Who It’s For
Brilliant Bead Rings is for ages 10 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
When making the rings, it's best to work on a flat, well-lit surface. Klutz recommends spreading a small towel or other cloth under the bead tray as you work. Then if you drop a bead, it won't roll too far.
It may take kids 20-30 minutes to create their ring, but remember that making the jewelry is all part of the fun and play.
Extra supplies for Brilliant Bead Rings can be purchased on Klutz.com.