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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)

Get 20% off the Item of the Week plus FREE First Class Shipping
with any order.
This sale ends on 4/06/10.

Click here to see all our Swap Kits

Visit www.scouts-beadbee.com every Wednesday for the new Item of the Week.

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.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Girl Scout Law Wrap Bracelet

All Girl Scouts will love this brightly colored wrap bracelet made from beads that represent the Girl Scout Law.

This bracelet is not only stylish, but it is also a handy tool to help girl remember the Girl Scout Law. Alphabet beads represent the initials to help remember the words. The beads on this bracelet are strung on stretch cord. When completed, the bracelet will wrap twice around the wrist. 

Click here to see all of our Girl Scout Law Bead Kits

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Celebrate the World of Girl Scouts

Show your Girl Scout pride by making your own sparkly stretch bracelet. Alphabet beads spell "GSUSA" and the silver heart beads add a cute touch to the bracelet design. For more personalization, choose charm to adorn your bracelet. We have several bead colors and charm options to choose from.

This example is shown in lime green with a globe charm.

You can find this kit and others at www.beadbee.com.

These bracelets are perfect as friendship bracelets and are also wonderful gifts and swap items. We would love to help you create a customized project, so please give us a call!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Enter to win our Girl Scouts' Birthday Contest

Celebrating 98 years

How are you celebrating?

Please let us know how your troop is celebrating Girl Scouts' Birthday, you will then be entered to win a bead party kit for your troop. Contest ends 3/31/10. Limit one entry per troop. Click here to enter...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stretch Bracelet Craft Project for Brownies

Brownies can create their own adorable alphabet bead friendship bracelets that spell "BROWNIES". This is simple and quick craft project that Brownies can make themselves and wear with pride.They are also are great for swaps and pen pal gifts.

These pretty bracelets are made with pearly plastic beads and plastic alphabet strung on stretch cord. Creating stretch bracelets are convenient because they are one-size-fits-all and don't require fancy clasps or tools, simply tie a double knot to finish the bracelet.

Alphabet beads and numbers are great for creating customized craft projects. In addition to bracelets, you can also create key chains, necklaces, book marks and other crafts. If you have other ideas or want to spell other words or incorporate your troop number, please let us know, we would love to working with you to customize a bead project for your Girl Scouts.

Bracelet kits can be purchased online at BeadBee.com - click here for more details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How to Make the Girl Scout Law Learner Ladder

Young Girl Scouts can have fun making this little ladder that will also help them learn the Girl Scout Law. The completed ladder features beads that will slide down, starting from the bottom. Simply slide the beads as you recite the Girl Scout Law. The alphabet beads help you remember the words.

We have Girl Scout Law Ladder Bead Kits and instructions to help Girl Scouts make this craftThis project requires a simple weaving technique.

If you  think your troop may have some difficulty with this project, we have created the Girl Scout Law Wrap Bracelet Kit as an alternative so you can create stretch bracelets with alphabet beads and colored beads. The finished bracelet can also be used to learn the Girl Scout Law.

Click here to see Girl Scout Craft Kits at www.beadbee.com