This Mommy and Me project was planned as a party we like to call Bead Soup. We invited the neighborhood moms and children over for a fun in the sun craft day. The idea is to gather all kinds of beads, charms, flatbacks and other components that you might have on hand or left-over from other projects and form a Bead Soup. We chose to make eyeglass holders with our beads.
Cut a 34-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp the jewelry wire to an eyeglass holder. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. The kid's sun glasses that we used for our project had wide ear pieces so we removed the wire band from around the center of the eyeglass holder. With the wire removed, the rubber ring was just the right size to fit over the ear piece. String the beads of your choice onto the jewelry wire to the desired length and then crimp to the other eyeglass holder. The Moms used toho seed bead mixes for their glasses. The kids used an assortment of pressed Czech glass beads in cubes, shells and flowers. A variety of Czech fire polished glass beads. Some acrylic resin stars and some pewter spacers. We found it interesting that many of the kids didn't bead the entire wire, choosing to leave some exposed. If that is a style your little one likes, consider using Beadalon colored jewelry wire.