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10 Cheerful & Calming Bead Kits (To Help Take The Edge Off)

Much to our delight, home-bound and nostalgia-tinged hobbies have climbed the popularity ranks in 2020. Whether it was bread-baking, embroidery, or puzzles, we benefitted from a range of meditative activities that gave our minds a moment’s respite from reality. And now, during a particularly stressful week, we’ve got another exercise lined up to add to our calming-and-cheerful docket: jewelry-making. Our very own Market Editor on R29’s Shopping team, Liz Buxton, has been known to “string the evenings away” with a vibrant toolbox of beads she scored off Amazon, a glass of wine, and some T-Swift tunes — and we think she just may be onto something. Ahead, we rounded up the most joyous jewelry-making goods we could find online (including a few of Liz’s personal favorites). Scroll on to shop the bright assortment for yourself, a friend in need of some soothing-tactile distraction, or as material for the DIY holiday gifts you’re planning to send out this year. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.DICOBD Letter and Seed Bead KitNeed some jewelry that’s going to make a statement? The plastic nameplate beads of your childhood get a fashion-forward update with the addition of dainty seed beads in this DIY kit. String up anything you need to spell out and wear on your sleeve.DICOBD Letter and Seed Bead Kit, $, available at AmazonLili Bead Shop Seed Bead KitThese earth-toned Czech seed beads come with thread, a needle, delicate scissors, and sterling silver findings – along with a wooden storage box, ensuring that your craft setup looks as elevated as the sepia-toned beadwork you’ll produce. Lili Bead Shop Seed Bead Kit, $, available at EtsyAkola Karatasi DIY Bracelet KitAs if this multi-colored DIY bracelet kit wasn’t beautiful enough, its purchase also benefits women living in poverty – each distinctive Karatasi bead in the kit is rolled by hand. Akola Karatasi DIY Bracelet Kit, $, available at AkolaCHM Supply Tile Beads Bracelet Making KitBefore you drop some serious coin on a designer tile bracelet, consider this: you could make your own version of this cheerful stackable bauble with the right kit. CHM Supply Tile Beads Bracelet Making Kit, $, available at EtsyMack and Rex Basic Tila Color KitA pre-sorted selection of colorful Tila beads will have you adorning your neck and wrists in no time, thanks to the stacking clear containers that make it easy to see all of your supplies at once.Mack and Rex Basic Tila Color Kit, $, available at EtsyMillefiori Glass BeadsFool everyone into thinking that you scored an Italian-made necklace on your last trip abroad (sniff, sniff). Little do they know, they’re artisanal glass beads from a little site called Etsy.Orit Dotan…

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