Beau Dangles

Handcrafted Jewelry — Designed to be Different

Never Too Young to Bead

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Friday & Saturday I took part in the Tall Timber RV Resort Art Sale & Show. Lots of people wandered through during the 2-day event.

Shows like this are also a great time to get caught up on beading projects. I’ve discovered that people are more likely to stop (and buy) when they see me at work. Several of the women also expressed interest in taking some of my beading classes.

To my surprise, two young girls — grade 1 and grade 8 — were also keen to take a class. They looked at some of the bracelet kits I had on display and soon returned, money in hand, to buy one each.

They sat down opposite me and I set them up with beading mats. It was a lot of fun. They caught on quickly and about an hour later they were wearing their new creations.

Saturday morning their young friend, a boy, returned. He’d watched them the whole time they were working the day before. He wasn’t interested in making a bracelet but he did want to make something for his mother.

After some discussion, we settled on an anklet. Once again I was surprised how fast he caught on and how he put his own ideas into the beading. He returned later in the afternoon to make an anklet for his aunt. He did a lovely job on both.

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Author: Sally

Beads? What can I say — they snuck up on me when I wasn't looking. Now I'm hooked.

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