Assorted Beads – come in virtually any material you can imagine and have been made in thousands of different shapes.
Assorted Charmz – is a great way to create the feel you are after. You may chose a charm based on your wardrobe, your hobbies or your mood. Remember to attach the charmz using your jump rings.
Assorted Spacers – are Metal Beads used to accent a design.
Crimp Tubes – are tiny metal tubes used to secure your elastic stretch cord together, and creates a more finished appearance. Place elastic stretch cord through one end of the crimp. With the other end of the cord, string the opposite end through in the opposite direction. Flatten the crimp tube with the long nose pliers.
Jump Rings – provide an easy way to attach charmz to your jewellery. Always open jump rings with pliers and by moving the ends in opposite directions. (One toward you and one away from you.) Close it the same way. To avoid losing charmz, make sure jump ring is completely closed.
Black Felt Place Mats – these mats create an excellent no slip surface for laying out all your designs. It also keeps beads from escaping.
Elastic Stretch Cord – secure this cord with knots or crimps and some glue. Always allow for a little more string when sizing to be able to make knots.
Suede Lacing – can be knotted. Works well for wide-holed large beads.
Mini Long Nose Pliers – good for grasping large beads, and can be used to crimp the ends of the bracelets.
Cutting Nipper – used for cutting elastic stretch cord.
Tweezers – great for grasping small eads.
** Power Glue – to be used only by adults! Glue can be used to double secure your elastic stretch knot. To secure knotted threads, place a very small amount of glue on the knot. You must allow time for glue to dry before wearing bracelet.
The Charmz4Charity program brings the concept of philanthropy to a child’s level. Children helping children…
Charmz4Charity is a feel-good after-school program on so many levels. It builds confidence in the children that are involved by letting them realize that they can make a difference in this world. It teaches them about jewellery designing, as well as marketing and advertising. It reinforces team work, co-operation, commitment, and accomplishment. It opens their hearts, and gives them the opportunity to reach out to those that are less fortunate than themselves. By doing this, they learn about responsibility and the true spirit of giving, sharing and caring. This helps them develop respect for themselves and others. Most importantly, this program helps children who need help the most.
Our concept is straight-forward: With this kit, you have everything you need to make between 200 and 250 bracelets. Once the bracelets are made, you can advertise a bracelet sale —selling the bracelets for $5-$20 dollars — and all proceeds raised will be donated to a registered children’s charity that you decide upon together. A cheque presentation is made in front of the school with a Charmz4Charity representative and a representative from the chosen charity.