Shamballa jewellery has been a trend over recent years and this kit from Interplay to make some rainbow coloured Shamballa jewellery is a great introduction for young girls to learn and make some great pieces.
The kit comes with a handy sectioned box to contain all your beads and accessories while you work, making life a little easier. Included are various beads, rainbow coloured cord as well as various clasps, wire etc. enough to make various pieces including bracelets, earrings and a necklace.
We started making a bracelet which I started off for Miss M, although I was actually surprised at how easy it was to do, I thought it might be quite a complicated pattern to do, but no, just a placing one thread over another and looping it through. Miss M soon got to grips with this and happily completed the bracelet on her own adding beads appropriately along the design. The set comes with a safety pin to use to attach the top of the bracelet to something whilst working on it, and we used the edge of our sofa bed which worked well and meant the bracelet hung down nicely allowing Miss M to easily see the pattern and keep the threads straight.
You can vary the designs of the bracelets by adding beads at different places and there are also accessories to make earrings and a necklace. Miss M made me some earrings, as her ears aren’t pierced, which I was really impressed with. She used some wire which she twisted around and threaded some beads on too.
Overall I have to say I’ve been impressed with this kit. I didn’t realise how easy it was to make Shamballa style bracelets and this is a great introduction as to how it is done and the possibilities of styles you can make. Miss M had great fun making her new bracelets!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the set in order to write an honest review.