- Beading pliers (3 basic types)
- Beads, pendants
- Crimps, clasps, wire
- Misc. findings
- pony beads, pipe cleaners
- felt for work spaces
I collected supplies from our beading maker kits and also occasionally order more supplies from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Inc.
- I had two small tables for little kids to work at with pony beads, large plastic buttons, some big foam buttons, pipe cleaners, yarn, and suction cups (for suncatchers)
- 1 large table held all the supplies, two large tables were for adults and big kids to work at, and I set up at one table to instruct/help people.
- These are videos I've made of instructions on making crocheted wire bracelets with Twisteez and with beading wire.
- I explain that I have limited supplies and if they want to do something really specific they should go to a beading store to get the exact requirements. That being said, I need to get headpins with much broader heads and we used up all the lobster clasps.
- Attendance: 12
- Notes: I had about half adults at this session and most of them just needed a little help on projects they had in mind. Most of the adults and kids were mostly interested in using the lampwork and large beads/pendants I'd gotten to make very simple jewelry.