To start off yesterday, I finished organizing all the materials needed for my girlfriend's daughter's 7th B-day party. She had invited 10 little friends, and Deb thought they'd like to try making their own necklaces.
I agreed, and thought Memory Wire would work really well for everybody. No clasps to fumble with, no needles, no scissors, just beads you 'string' onto the wire, and I finish off the ends. The party started out slow, with a few claiming boredom, until they all got to go to the lower level to run around and scream their little heads off at an ear piercing decibel... (what IS it with girls anyway, what's with that loud shrieking? And how do they make that sound? Dear Goddess, it's enough to make you cower under the nearest boulder for the rest of eternity...)
Okay, so, we cleared the table of all foodstuff, and I got busy setting it up. It didn't take long for all the girls to pick a seat around the dining table, and I was surprised to capt their attention so easily. The were all ears as I explained and demonstrated how to use the materials. I pointed out their Memory Wire forms in front of them, and then showed them the 'surprise': each little girl was going to get a cute lady bug pendant for their necklace, and each was getting to chose 2 bags of seed beads. Then the fun started. They all became so enrapt in their work and so quiet with concentration, that when I looked up at Deb, she actually mouthed the words "Thank You!".... It was the quietude. LOL!
We all had a great time actually. Some of the girls got a bit 'bored' with the process (Meethinks that kids today are gratified much too easily, and need to be taught some patience), so I'd help them get to the center of the piece so they could finally add that ladybug, and then told them they'd have to do the rest by themselves. Even Deb got in on it, and on the way home, asked me if I'd be interested in teaching a group
of "grownups", LOL! Of course I would!
1st to finish: Briana with ladybug necklace