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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Alphabet Beads on Mosaic Tile Magnets

Create these adorable mosaic tile magnets from old dishes and alphabet beads. They are perfect for hanging your children's artwork on the fridge. (Thanks to Becky from Wisconsin for the great idea and photo)

These are beautiful and impressive but simple to make - a perfect little thank you gift for those that do a lot - parents, teachers, coaches, etc.

Materials: old dishes (thinner ones are easier to cut with tile nippers), tile nippers, glue, grout, alphabet beads, magnets, small mirrors or wood pieces to serve as a base.

Arrange pieces of cut tile and beads onto the base piece, glue the pieces down, allow to dry and the grout (follow the directions on the grout packaging for applying and cleaning grout), attach magnet to the back.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Using Alphabet Beads to Personalize Christmas Ornaments

You can personalize your favorite ornaments using white round alphabet beads. This particular style works well because the beads are flat and can be glued onto any surface with the right adhesive.

Spell out names, dates, or special messages like "PEACE" OR "NOEL".

This is a great way to personalized store bought ornaments for all of your family and friends.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Personalizing for Unique Names

I often see cute key chains and mugs and such personalized with first names, but not every name is available, especially if your name is unique or spelled differently. Some names are common, but are spelled in several different ways, such as Sean - Shawn - Shaun. Alphabet beads are the perfect solution! You can create your own personalized items for any name. Fun suggestions for personalized bead projects include name bracelets, key chains, necklaces & book marks.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Key Chains that Say it Loud with Alphabet Beads

12mm alphabet bead keychains are the perfect way to show off your personality. Spell out your name, your favorite team, or celebrity!

I created this key chain for my neice, who is a pretty little ballerina. She keeps it hooked on her back pack for all to see.

The keychains are simple to make - see alphabet bead key chain instructions

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beaded Friendship Bracelets

Boost your creativity by adding beads to your friendship bracelets. A fun was is to add white cube alphabet beads to create fun name bracelets or spell special messages like "LOVE", "PEACE" or "HOPE".

Have fun with different colors of floss and string on alphabet beads, heart beads, star beads or other large hole beads that will fit through woven friendship bracelets.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Perfect Personalized Bookmark

These non slip bookmarks are practical and adorable. The elastic band can be adjusted to fit different size books and fits snug around the book so it won't accidentally slip out.

Alphabet beads identify the book's owner and decorative plastic beads express personality.

This example features 10mm plastic alphabet beads and plastic pony beads & flower beads.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baby Shower Favors

These candy filled baby bottles were a big hit! I recently made them for my friend's baby shower and everyone loved the fact that their names were spelled out in alphabet beads.

To personalize each bottle, I strung each guest's name with alphabet beads onto designer ribbon with matching pony beads and tied it onto each bottle.

I have also done this for a bridal shower favor, spelling the names of the bride and groom and tying them onto champagne bottles. It's so much fun to see cute bead projects come together!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wear Your Success

A team achievement is something great to celebrate. Proudly wear team colors or school colors created with plastic pony beads and use alphabet beads to add a special saying .

Add sports ball beads for more personalization. We have plastic sports ball beads for basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, tennis and eight balls.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Celebrate Heroes with Alphabet Beads

Many of us have loved ones in the military, and we can't do enough to show our appreciation. A troop of Girl Scouts created 100 "HERO" key chains to give out in their community as a service project.

The key chains were created with red and blue pony beads and 12mm alphabet cube beads. They are simple to make using key rings and cord - just slide on the beads and tie a knot.

What message would you like to share with alphabet beads?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Alphabet Beads that Inspire (Part 2)

White alphabet beads, when combined with colored plastic faceted beads can be creatively designed into fashionable and inspirational bracelets. Take your creativity even further by adding specially selected charms.

These alphabet bead bracelets are especially appreciated when created in sets.

Materials: white round alphabet beads, gossamer stretch jewelry cord, faceted plastic beads.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Show Team Spirit with Alphabet Beads

One of the most popular projects that involve alphabet beads are sports team jewelry. Parents love to create these necklaces to support their team or for fundraisers. This example features large 12mm alphabet beads, available in mixed letters, or by the letter. 10mm faceted plastic beads are used to represent the team colors.

Your can create matching bracelets and key chains too. Please call us at 407. 895. 0062 and we will be happy to help with your ideas.

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