Interplay myStyle DeLuxe Charm Bracelets
PRODUCT: Interplay myStyle DeLuxe Charm Bracelets (www.interplayuk.com )
DESCRIPTION: A craft kit for children to make their own clay beads and charm bracelets. Includes 2 x bracelets, 2 x gift pouches, 10 x charms, 8 x dice charms, 80 x eyelets, 10 x charm split-rings, 7 x Polymer clay colours, 4 x wooden toothpicks, wooden dowel, 3 x bags of glitter, 2 x craft foil colours, storage box, and instructions. Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards.
GOOD POINTS: What better way for young girls to wow their friends than with some beautiful and contemporary homemade jewellery. Aimed at 'tweens', this wonderful little craft kit from the myStyle range provides everything your child will need to create a number of gorgeous and unique beads which they can make into two very fashionable charm bracelets.
The beads are made from a special sculpting clay, and the kit includes a generous number of coloured Polymer clay blocks (white, purple, black, royal blue, baby blue, red and orange) to make about forty beads in total, complete with metal eyelets through their centres to give them a beautifully finished design.
The accompanying colour-illustrated instructions booklet is really comprehensive, and provides your child with easy-to-understand step-by-step guides to making their own beads, from 'conditioning' the clay to make it pliable, through to baking it in the oven to harden it (note that adult supervision will be required).
The beads can be fully customised using a range of professional decorative techniques (all outlined in the instructions guide), including combining colours to produce different tones and marbled effects, adding glitter sparkle and metallic shimmer (three bags of glitter and two sheets of foil paper are included), and creating 3D designs such as stripes, dots and shapes.
The fun doesn't stop there...the kit also contains two bracelets (complete with fastenings) onto which your child can thread their finished bead creations, as well as a selection of pretty charms which they can add on using the split rings provided. Your child could even experiment with making their own flat and 3D charms.
The bracelet components come in a cute pink compartmentalised box which girls will love using to store their bead collection, and two black gift pouches are also included in case your child wishes to give their personalised bracelets to friends or family.
This is, in our opinion, a really fun home craft set which produces some excellent quality and very wearable jewellery...the perfect gift for encouraging children to get creative with fashion, and at a fraction of the price of high street brands!
BAD POINTS: None that we can find!
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