I decided that I would plan a fun week, I mean a REALLY FUN week for my girls so they would remember me as the happy, smiling mommy when they return to school and not the stressed out-shrieking-too-busy-to-play-with-them mommy that I have spent too much of my summer being.
The other afternoon we went here and I highly recommend it for girls (and mommies) of all ages. The girls chose beads, strung them and then the owner finished them off. There were literally thousands and thousands of beads in all price ranges. I let the girls splurge because we had received a very nice gift certificate from our real estate agent. They made beautiful jewelery and I bought 2 pairs of very pretty earrings that I would never normally spend that much money on!
It is a nice special occasion place if you want to take your daughter to do something different. You can make a bracelet for under $10 if you watch the price of the beads you're using. #3 made a bracelet with vintage beads so I had to let her just chose a few and then fill in with some less expensive ones, she had no concept that the beads were different prices! Meanwhile, while I was helping her, #1 had made a gorgeous bracelet for around $23 that I plan to borrow. #2 shook out in the mid-price range with a very pretty pink necklace showcasing a beautiful handcrafted clay bead in the middle. They all plan to wear their masterpieces for the first day of school.
If you stop by, please tell Jaan I told you. She used to come into our cafe all the time and I want to be able to throw some business her way, too!