Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sponsored by readers like you - Snowflakes!
As you know, our youth programs are sponsored by readers like you. When you contribute to our groups by buying either the Back to Basics or Hair Care: Shampoos & Conditioners e-books or just making a donation to us, you contribute to four different programs at three different locations (Chilliwack and Yarrow libraries, and the Ed Centre alternative school). For more information on our groups and what we do, please click here!
click here for the tutorial. There are three ways to finish off the end of each arm of the snowflake - by gluing on a bead with Crazy Glue (not recommended, you'll be covered in it, and you have to wait before gluing the next arm!), by using a crimping bead, or by turning the end into a loop. I recommend having a loop at the top and bottom of the snowflake so you can hang it from something and you can hang something from the bottom, and I like the crimping bead method the best (primarily because they are really hard to bend and my hands hurt after making the first one!).
I also recommend using acrylic beads. They're much cheaper than glass or crystal, and they are much lighter. The first ones I made with glass beads kept pulling the 3M hook off my office door!
We did have an exciting extravaganza in Yarrow - we made bubble bath, bath salts, glitter powder, and lip balms, but I didn't get time to take pictures as I had to run out to lead a group in Chilliwack!