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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Swaps that Make You Smile!!!

These cheerful swaps will be a big hit with your fellow scouts. They are simple to make and are available in convenient swap kits.

The smiley face beads come in 6 different expressions and are perfect with colorful faceted beads.

To make these swaps, you need coilless safety pins, which you need to open up wide to thread on the beads all the way down to the head of the pin, this leaves the end free for pinning onto hats, bags, vests, or wherever you keep your swap collection.

Take a look at all of our swap kits at www.beadbee.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Alphabet Bead Friendship Bracelets

Strengthen the bond of friendship with an adorable alphabet bead charm bracelet. Sparkly plastic beads are available in several colors and adorable charms add the perfect finishing touch. You can also create name bracelets, or spell other words to fit a special event or activity.

If you have an  idea for a special project, let us know, we would be happy to help!

This beaded bracelet is also available in a convenient bracelet bead kit (click here).

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Holiday Swaps

'Tis the season for glistening trees and sparking stars and these bead swaps definitely capture the holiday season.

They are easy to make and fun to trade and will spread holiday cheer to all.

If you need swaps for other religions or cultural events, please let us know, we are happy to customize swaps for you at no extra cost.

Click here to see Christmas holiday swaps and bead projects.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beaded Water Bottle Collars

These water bottle collars are great for field trips, sporting events and other activites. Using alphabet beads, you can create your own personalized water bottle collars that express your personality.

The elastic collar stretches to fit around the bottle neck and the alphabet beads spell out your name. Add other decorative plastic beads in your favorite colors.

This is also be a great group craft project - bead kits are available for this project - click here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

101 Ways to Say "Girl Scouts"

Alphabet beads allow you to express yourself in so many ways, like creating an adorable glass beaded "GIRL SCOUTS" bracelet.

With hundreds of beads to choose from, you can create all types of bracelets and necklaces in different colors and styles. The bracelet in our example was created with Czech glass beads, Millefiori (flower) beads, and plastic alphabet beads.

Design your own bracelet or choose from several convenient Girl Scouts Craft Kits.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Do you love Girl Scouts?

"I Love Girl Scouts" swaps are the perfect way to spread GS happiness!

Using coilless safety pins and beads, these are a fun Girl Scout craft for any age to enjoy making and sharing. With our alphabet beads and colored beads, you can create swaps with special sayings for all your friends.

Coilless safety pins are important because you can open them up and thread the beads close to the head. This leaves the end of the pin free of obstruction when you pin it on. Normal safety pins have coils that do no allow you to do this when stringing beads onto them.

Click here to purchase this "I (heart) GS" swap kit.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Express Yourself with Alphabet Beads

Alphabet beads are so popular because they give us the freedom to express ourselve and share our thoughts.

Teach - spell a saying or phrase that represents an important lesson such as "SHARE".

Inspire - create bracelets that spell "LOVE" or  "HOPE" and give them as gifts or use them as fundraising items. These will surely bring a warmth and positivity to those who wear them. Our stylish example says "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF".

We love to plan fun and rewarding bead activities, so please do not hesitate to give us a call for help and advice.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Photo Swaps

We love these swaps because they are so personal and unique. This kit from Bead Bee includes number beads that represent your troop number. You can send in any photo which they will print in miniature size for you to make your swaps.

These kits are available from Bead Bee.
Click here to purchase this swap kit.

Girl Scout Law Beads

We know that it may be hard to find beads that represent all 10 colors, so we have put together a convenient kit to stop your endless searching!

But we didn't stop there! We also have adorable bracelet and swap kits that incorporate these 10 colors as well.

This photo features a bracelet created from the 10 colors.

Buy Girl Scout Kits at Bead Bee.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Phone Number Bracelets

If you have young children who are still learning their home number or parents' cell phone number, creating phone number bracelets can be a great tool and fun to wear.

I am not sure which parent invented this idea, but they are helpful in keeping phone number literally close at hand until your child memorizes it.

Our design features 6mm number beads, mini pony beads and 2mm elastic cord. We chose the thick elastic cord for durability, and the cube shape of the number beads have large enough holes as do the pony beads to accommodate the thicker cord.

More than numbers...don't stop here, you can use number beads to celebrate important dates or alphabet beads for your group motto, girl's names or special sayings.

More girl scout project ideas and girl scouts swap ideas at www.scouts-beadbee.com