We wanted to start Javi out with an organizer on wheels that would accomodate lots of cool stuff and present a lot of options:
Now, I'm not one to send you trundling off to JoAnn's, but if you MUST go, then this cart should be the reason why you do (not the poorly made crafts-store metal findings, LOL)
You will only find this cart there, evidently it's their exclusively. We got ours on sale half price--I would never pay full price, which is a ridiculous 89.95---but at half of that, yep, I'll do it even though it's still a good 15-20.00 over most other plastic carts of similar ilk. It's just made so perfectly and I couldn't think of anything better for a beginning jewelry artist.
There are two trays in the very top that are segmented for small findings, etc...
Then several for thin layers of buttons, found items, stampings and the like. Beads, too....Javiera loves beads.
I actually have four of these carts; three without wheels in the old Messy Workshop and one in my room at home with stuff I can work on at night if I get the urge.
Soon Javi's will look like this....full of brass jumps in all sorts of colors, good chain, beads she loves, nifty tools, wire.....from B'sue Boutiques
Meantime, she's made another bracelet:
Fit for a bride! She's giving this one to her mother, who loves pearls and crystals.
Tomorrow I hope to start her on the beady-charmies thing. She did really well at learning to wrap the top of the headpin to make her loop. I'll probably have her do some simple drops like this:
And maybe some easy-peasy charm earrings:
We have bunches of this stuff in the shop, she'll be able to have quick success....and we'll get some more stuff made! We've got a show in less than a month!
I wonder what Javi will think of THAT.