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Silvermist's Dewdrop Bracelets Craft

Silvermist's Dewdrop Bracelets Craft

Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages school-age

Being a water fairy, Silvermist is adept at putting dewdrops on spider webs. But, despite her best efforts, she just couldn't seem to help Tinker Bell get the knack of it. Luckily, these sparkly bracelets are a cinch for novice fairies to string, especially if you make the faux gem dewdrops beforehand. Guests can wear their bracelets during the party and then take them home as favors.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Clear plastic beads
  • Jewelry eye pins (look in the bead aisle of the craft store)
  • Clear faux gems
  • Hot glue gun or glue dots
  • Beading elastic

How to make it

  1. For each bracelet, first make the dewdrop. Thread a bead onto an eye pin. Then bend the pin stem to form a U-shape and use glue or glue dots to attach it to the back of a faux gem.
  2. Top the first gem with another gem, sandwiching the pin stem between them.
  3. Thread beads and the gem dewdrop onto a length of beading elastic until you have a bracelet that's the right size to fit around a child's wrist. Then tie the elastic ends together with an overhand knot, and apply a drop of glue to hold it if necessary. Trim the elastic ends about an inch from the knot and thread them back through the adjacent beads.