does this happen to you?

A few days ago one of my kids came to me and said: ” Can you make a bracelet or necklace for my friend? I would like to give it to my friend for Christmas.”

So I gave her a book to look through to get some ideas. She came up with a set of earrings and a hair clip.

“Do you know what colors your friend likes?” was my question. “Oh, let me call her, I am not quite sure.” was her respond.

“Mama, it is pink and blue” I heard from the other end of the house. So I let my kid pick out the right colors in strings and the fitting beads.


This is what I started with. Ten strings in pink and blue and I think 15 blue beads and some earring hooks.

About 1/2 hour later I had this


I had a few fights with the beads. They are triangles and one side always tried to slip under the threads and tried to hide half of it.

After a few tries I figured out how to keep the bead on top of the strings. By the time my kiddo had to go to bed, I had half of one earring done.


And my kids approval that they look good.


And by the time it was bed time for me, I finished the circle. I still have to close the circle and attach the earring hoop.

Today I will get started on the second earring.

Do your kids ask you to make presents for their friends too?

What do you answer?

I told my kid, that she could make some for her friend herself. She knows how to knot.

Her answer was “but yours look just way better than mine”


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