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Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035


Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday1pm - 9pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
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Phone:(408) 262-1171

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Bead It!

Question: What do you get when you combine BEADS and PRETEENS?

Answer: IN BEAD*TWEEN

                   bracelets

This fall my library offered a series of programs for preteens (tweens) to explore their creative side by making a box and a bracelet. The IN BEAD*TWEEN series was for the in between-aged set in 5th to 8th grades.

The crafty beaders learned to make small origami boxes by repurposing catalog covers, a skill which just might come in handy for holiday gifts. The beautiful pink bracelets made in October were both fun to make and to wear. As you get ready for the holidays, you might want to just bead it too!  

Beading box and bracelet

 

With holiday gift-making time around the corner and for your
own beading inspiration, here are some books to check out:

Beading
Beading

Super Simple Jewelry
Super Simple Jewelry

The Girls' World Book of Jewelry
The Girls' World Book of Jewelry

Beautiful Beads
Beautiful Beads

 

Buttons and Beads
Buttons and Beads

Cool Jewels
Cool Jewels

Cool Beaded Jewelry
Cool Beaded Jewelry

Cool Stuff for Family & Friends
Cool Stuff for Family & Friends

 

~Diane

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