aina got her “beading machine” on her birthday, but we haven’t been able to try it out until today. we’ve bought a nylon thread for the craft and used the beads she got along with the machine.
it took me a while to assemble the machine, but we got on it right away after it was all put together. we’re making a bracelet for aina.
according to her design, aina wanted to have a stripy bracelet, alternating between yellow and orange: “well, i’d prefer pink, but since we don’t have pink, let’s just go with orange”, she said.
i was impressed on how this little contraption works. it makes the process go much faster. i used to make bracelets like this when i was a kid, using thread and a chair, to hold the thread in place. and it took me forever to make one! this one, however, was done in less than a day…
aina did everything, including the design, selecting and putting the beads into the thread. but i still do the sewing part.
so, later that night, after dinner, aina’s got a new bracelet!