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Mommy and Me Sunglasses Holders

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Mommy and Me Sunglasses Holders Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

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.
Difficulty: Beginner

Tools Used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Gold and black eyeglass holder (Sold individually) (EYE-GBLK, qty 2)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Beadalon Gold and Black Adjustable Eyeglass Holder (Sold individually)
Length 19mm 
$0.59 $0.33$0.54 $0.30$0.49 $0.27
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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