Beados Gems Designer Studio from Character toys is a great way to turn your Beados designs into something useful. Young girls love jewellery and 7yr old Miss M is no exception. Having used other Beados sets before, she was keen to try this and make something she could wear.
The set does require minor assembly when it comes out of the box but does create a work station that stores all of the beads in separate sections at the top, and a tube which dispense the beads onto your template. Included are packs of coloured beads, a water spray bottle, 2 templates to hold the beads, picture templates and accessories to turn the designs into jewellery.
Miss M was very impressed with this and excited to fill it up with beads. To dispense the beads into the tube you can turn the circular part until the colour bead you require is at the front then press the button on top and it lets a bead come down the tube. Keep pressing until you have the required number of beads.
Once you have finished your design, you need to lightly spray it with water, which magically adheres the beads together, then leave alone until completely dry.
When dry you can carefully slide the designs from the bead template and they are then free to do as you please. On the ones we wanted to use for jewellery we had some backing pieces to stick on using a squirt of water. The bracelet flowers also required careful assembly and can get a bit sticky if you over water, something I had to keep reminding Miss M who loved to squirt the water sprayer! Once everything is dry you can pop the pieces into the ring and pendant holders and wear your jewellery. What is a nice idea is that you can easily swap the designs in the ring and pendant by simply popping them out and putting a different one in.
Here are our finished jewels:
This is a great craft set for a young girl, with which they will have lots of fun and enjoy creating. I think this would make a lovely present at either birthday or Christmas time.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.