Friday, 11 September 2015

BFF Tag Jewellery Review by Interplay

Our latest assignment by Interplay as an ambassador was to put BFF tag jewellery to the test. Its recommended for ages 8+ but as J is close to 6 we supervised her closely. Packaged in a bright colourful box it comes with everything you will need apart from a pair of scissors, knife, something to roll the clay out with (like a rolling pin or cup) and an oven.
 

 
The kit includes informative and straight forward instructions., 50g clay, 4 metallic powders, paint brush, glue/varnish, cocktail stick, stamp moulds and holder, metallic beads, clamps, hooks clasps, and various cords.

With the kit being suitable for 8+ I was unsure how much J would be able to do. I was pleasantly surprised that she could do almost everything.  To start with she needed to mould the clay and warm it up a little with her hands.
 
 
After it had warmed up it felt like play dough. Very mouldable. She rolled it out using one of her craft rolling pins and then cut it into a rectangle shape using a knife.


Before she got carried away designing it we made the all important hole to make it into a necklace.

 
J decided she would do the design that was in the instructions with BFF on them and make enough for her circle of friends at school. She stamped the letters in carefully.
 

...and then dusted them with the metallic powder.

 
S was very intrigued with what was going on and wanted to join in too... we decided she could make a bracelet so they could both have a matching one each. Again we followed the instructions and used the mould holder to spell the word LOVE...

 
They each had fun stamping it on... we did have to re-roll one again as S decided to stamp over the cord holes...

 
..before again painting with the metallic dust...
 

 
They then needed to go in the oven and baked on low for 15-20 minutes. Once they were cooled we then varnished them to stop the metallic dust coming off.
 
I have then threaded all the cords, clams and beads on to save any frustration. How cool and funky do they look? They are not heavy to wear either considering they are clay.
 

 
There was enough elastic cord for two bracelets in black cord. There is some pink cord provided too, which we have not used yet!
 

Enough clasps for 4 necklaces.... we need to hunt down a few more before we hand any out to her friends so we don't leave any out.

 
The kit also includes pieces to make earrings. We have over half the clay left so do plan to make more as gifts too. J really enjoyed doing this and I would it is suitable for her age.
 
The kit retails at £12.99 and I think it is a great price for an interesting an unusual craft activity. You can purchase a kit from Interplay here.
 
What would you make first a bracelet or necklace, and what would you put on it?
 
 
*We were gifted the set for the purpose of an honest review. All words, photos and opinions are my own.
 
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. That is crazy cute! I love it!! Definitely going to buy this kit for my daughter in the hope that I will get a little something in return!!

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  2. This looks great, would be fantastic for a sleepover party. I would have made a necklace I think and would definitely have used the metallic dust.

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  3. This looks like such a fantastic set and a great gift in the run up to Christmas!"

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  4. What a fantastic set. I know just the girl who would love this for her birthday.

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  5. I would have loved this kit when I was a child. It is really well priced too. What little girl wouldn't want to make her own necklaces?

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  6. This is such a fantastic kit - love that you can make your own beautiful jewellery. x

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  7. Oh wow this looks great! I think it's a great price for something that fun and makes all of that wonderful personalised jewelry

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  8. Those look super cute. I used to get panic stricken when my eldest daughter was given presents like these as I really am rubbish at arts and crafts.

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  9. wow these look fabulous! and something they can treasure forever

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  10. What a great little project, the look of concentration on their faces x

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  11. I love these do it yourself type of sets, this looks like a fantastic set which would make a great gift - especially with Christmas round the corner.

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  12. Such a cute kit! My girls would love this!

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  13. This looks like so much fun! My daughter loves making jewellery . Will have to remember this for when she is older. x

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  14. Aww this takes me right back to when I was a kid. I used to love these kinds of things! I have a candle one that I found recently that I'd never opened, so definitely going to give that one a go :). They look like they had a blast!

    - A

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  15. It looks like a great craft kit and the price seems to be right too.

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  16. This looks like a great kit. Very professional rather than a particularly kiddy version.

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  17. This looks a great set - brilliant gift idea but my girls are too old. I love the metallic powder! Kaz x

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  18. This looks like a great little DIY kit! It takes me back to when I was a child, the DIY sets were amazing fun during the Summer months. I wish I was a kid again!

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