Miss M’s birthday party had an ocean theme this year. In addition to the Snow Globes we had a table set up for beading. Each child got to make a necklace or bracelet (or both). M and I had a great time at the bead shop picking out the prettiest shells and sparkliest beads to coordinate.

One thing that ended up taking more time than I expected was the set-up. I had to string the wire and secure it for each kid before they got started. Next time I’ll do this ahead of time.

>> Magic Mountain Gems and Beads has excellent tutorials to get you started.