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.


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

  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!!!

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

  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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