Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bijou c. 1961-3

I knew Crackerjack had these plastic beads for a while, but I refrained from purchasing. The instruction says to arrange them in interesting formation and iron from the top to melt the beads and make flat plastic thingies, but when I was 3 and 4 and 5, these were the beads Mom gave me to make bijou. Instead of cottons or silks, she gave me thread-like elastics so the necklaces could get around my head, and bracelets around my hand.

On Saturday, I couldn't help myself.

4 comments:

  1. Oo, we had those. In kindergarten, we made long necklaces and other things.

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  2. Oh, did you, too? Nobody around me used these and looked at me as if I was having a senior moment! I have plenty of those, but not in this case, I assure you!!!

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  3. my girls love these, they come with these template thingies and you then fuse the patterns you make with an iron. fun!

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  4. But they don't use them to string them together the old fashioned way? I wonder if they were made with the same kind of plastic way back.

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