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.
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