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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"SISTERS" Green Glamour Charm Bracelet

A fun mix of beads & an adorable charm create this simply sweet  bracelet. Make a "bead soup" with a variety of beads. Our example  features Czech fish beads, fire polish glass beads, glass flower beads,  and glass Miyuki cube beads all strung on stretch cord. Simply string on  beads, tie a double knot and then attach a charm using an open jump  ring.

If you would like detailed instructions on making your own Girl Scouts  stretch bracelet, click here to see instructions on our website.

To purchase the items featured in this blog post, please use these links:
"Sisters" charm bracelet kit
Pewter Charm "Sisters"
Stretch Cord

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Item of the Week: Girl Scout Swap Kits

ALL Beaded Swaps Kits are 20% off!!!

The possibilities are endless with our beaded swap kits. We have all sorts of kits to fit different themes and activities. If you can't find what you are looking for, give us a call, we can put together a special kit just for you!

(Pictured Above: Sea Life Bead Swaps)

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This sale ends on 4/06/10.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Italy Country Swaps - Say Hello & Make Friends

Share a special message of friendship and learn about a the Italian culture and language at the same time. With these adorable plastic alphabet beads, you can create swaps that say "AMICI" which means "friends" in Italian and "CIAO", which means "hello". Red and green plastic pony beads in combination with the white pony beads represent the colors of the Italian flag.

Send these to your friends all over the country or all over the world. These message swaps are a fun way to share a cheerful message in the Italian language.

If you need to make swaps for any other country, let us know, we have pony beads in every color and with alphabet beads, you can create any special message that you want.

Click here to purchase this Italy Words Swap Kit

Friday, March 5, 2010

France Swaps

These swaps are a great way to celebrate the country of France as you learn about  its rich history, or if you are traveling to France or have a pen pals in France.

Create these swaps with plastic pony beads in blue, white and red which symbolize the flag of France.

This is a fun activity while learning about popular places in France like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Pompidou Center, Palace of Versailles and other wonderful places.

Click here to purchase this swap kit, each kit makes 48 pins.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Girl Scout Swaps

Share the "Luck o' the Irish" with these adorable St. Patrick's Day Girl Scout swaps. Made from glistening green metallic shamrock coins and coiless safety pins, these swaps are quick and simple, so you will have enough time to make one for all of your fellow Girl Scouts.

Beads, charms and embellishments are great materials for creating unique swaps because there are some many options.

If you need ideas for holiday swaps or other themes, please give us a call, we would love to help.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Girl Scout Brownies Key Chain Project

This alphabet bead project is perfect if you love beads want to create a key chain or something fun to hook onto zippers, backpacks, and purses.

The materials include plastic round pony beads, alphabet beads, a key ring and plastic lacing. Number beads are also available if you want to add your troop number.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"HOPE" for Haiti Friendship Bracelets

Girl Scouts all over the country have been creating beaded bracelets and key chains as fundraising items for Haiti.

One of the most popular fundraiser crafts are beaded friendship bracelets. Alphabet beads accented with colored pony beads or faceted plastic beads are a great combination. The beads are budget friendly and the projects are simple to make.
Beaded friendship bracelets can be strung on elastic cord, knotted onto hemp, braided or knotted embroidery thread. Cube shape alphabet beads are recommended if you would like to use thicker cord since cube shape alphabet beads have larger holes.

The friendship bracelet pictured features blue and red colors from Haiti's flag, created with plastic pony beads and plastic alphabet beads that are strung onto stretch jewelry cord.

If you are using beads to create a fundraiser for Haiti, please use this coupon for 10% off your order of $36 or more, plus you will get free domestic first class shipping.
Use coupon code: BEADSFORHOPE, Expires 4/30/10.