DIY Wire and Bead Butterfly Magnet and Kit Giveaway!

by Susan Myers on December 30, 2013

Thank you to Artterro Eco Art Kits for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!  All opinions are my own.

Recently, I discovered Artterro.  Artterro’s fun, eco-friendly craft and art kits are meant for children, but as a crafty adult, I have a great love for high quality kits.  I love the fact that everything is there in one place and all you have to do is sit down and create.  The nice folks at Artterro recently sent me their Wire and Bead Kit to review.  I created a sweet DIY wire and bead butterfly magnet.  Not only will I show you how I made it, but you have the opportunity to win a Wire and Bead Kit of your very own!

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The craft kits from Artterro are not only all inclusive, but contain high quality materials that are sure to inspire. The end result is something that you and your children can cherish for years to come!

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The Artterro Wire and Bead Kit Includes:  Artist-quality colorful copper wire in 3 gauges, glass beads, wooden beads and rings, shell beads, glass marbles and an ideas sheet.  Since no two Artterro kits are exactly alike, it is fun to see what interesting bead and wire are in each kit!

You Provide: Pliers or tweezers, nail clippers, magnet, hot glue.

wire and bead art from artterro

 I had a lot of fun sorting through the beads and coming up with an idea.  I decided to create a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a butterfly.  And since I couldn’t decide which beads I liked best, I decided to use as many of them as possible!

wire and bead art from artterro

 I used one of the heaviest gauge wires to form the wings and one of the largest beads to create the body of the butterfly.  I began by running the wire through the bead, forming two wings on one side and then running the wire back through the bead, and forming the wings on the other side, ending inside the bead.  Use pliers to form the wings and twist the end of the wire to the top wing.

Use the smaller gauge wire to wrap the beads.  Two of the small gauge wires were started by pushing one end through the center bead to add antennas at the top.  The rest of the wires were simply wrapped around the wings, adding beads as they are wrapped. Use pliers to wrap wires where needed.

wire and bead art from artterro

Such a beautiful selection of beads!  This little butterfly will be beautiful on the fridge!

wire and bead art from artterro

Finish by wrapping the antennas around a paintbrush handle or small dowel to create the twists, and then glue a small magnet onto the back with hot glue.

wire and bead art from artterro

And there you have it!  A beautiful butterfly magnet!

Want a chance to win your own Wire and Bead Kit from Artterro?

arterro eco art kits for kids

I’m all about easy entry contests!  Simply go visit Artterro and leave a comment below as to what kit you love the most!  For an extra entry, check out their Facebook page!  It’s as simple as that!  The giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, January 6, 2014.

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1 Peggy Mongrue March 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm

I’m thinking the Wire and Bead Kit for a beautiful Butterfly!

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2 Wendy Patterson January 6, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I like the storybook craft kit the best. It would be so fun to use with kids.

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3 Sarah B Coenen January 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

What a fantastic website and an even better giveaway! I love the garden art kit, though it was a close one with the felt bugs. Either would be fabulous!!! My husband is in the Air force and leaving for training next week. This would be a WONDERFUL way for my boys to spend their time while missing daddy. We leave for our new base in Feb. and always look forward to planting flowers in the spring. The garden set would be a WONDERFUL way to help our new place to feel like home. All the best for the new year! Thanks for hosting!!!

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4 Dreama January 5, 2014 at 9:35 am

The wire and bead kit. Love them all!

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5 Debra January 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

Choosing just one was never my forte! I love the kit you showcased – but I also love the bookmaking kit. And the Garden art kit… and…

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6 Linda January 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I like all the garden art, but like the butterfly Very Cool

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7 brenda January 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

My granddaughter would love this, her and nanna do crafts all the time. She’s only three but trys real hard.

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8 Mary Mac January 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The art journals kits would be fun to make with the grand kids

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9 Sue S. January 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

I would love to try the Wire & Bead Kit.

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10 Evonia Hogan January 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Beautiful work, I love all of the kits and tutorials.

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11 Kelley Price January 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

How many times can we enter? I hope I win the butterfly kit. I really want to make it.

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12 Susan Myers January 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Hi Kelly! Just once! Good luck to you! The kit is pretty awesome.

suzy

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13 Ginny January 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I can totally see me and my daughter doing either the art doll one or the bubble wand one….All of them look great though

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14 KaySue January 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

I like the Garden Art Kit.

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15 Paula January 1, 2014 at 6:26 am

I really like the kit for the garden art. I need something that pops for my flower bed.

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16 Glenda December 31, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I liked the garden kit (tho the wire and bead was a close 2nd).

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17 Sunny C December 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm

The Jewelry Collage Set looks so Wonderful!!!! I hope to win it, so that I can create some nice Jewelry!!! :-)
Thank-You so much for the chance!!!!

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18 Diana December 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Oh man could I have fun with this giveaway !LOL I wouldn’t even share it with my granddaughters until after I read the directions !LOL

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19 Kelley Price December 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Love the butterfly kit.

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20 Susan December 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I like the wire beading. Just what I need another hobby. Someday I am going to enter a Craft Sale Bazaar…..so I need to win the bead kit.

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21 Marlene December 31, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I like both the Collage Jewelry and the Gardening Kits.

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22 Karen December 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm

This looks like a very fun kit. Thanks for the chance! Butterfly is my favorite

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23 MARSHA December 31, 2013 at 11:47 am

I love butterflies so that is my fav kit! Thanks for the giveaway!

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24 DiEtta Morris December 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

I love the Wire & Bead kit…..I think the “Butterfly” ones would look amazing on a stake and place them in my garden around and in my plants! “Happy New Year” here’s to a year of great crafting and most of all good health! DiEtta Morris

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25 Christine December 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

My mom loves butterflies so using this kit to make one would be a great present idea!

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26 Amber December 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

My daughter would love to make this butterfly. I would like to win the wire and bead kit.

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27 Michelle C December 31, 2013 at 10:47 am

I like the bookmaking kit.

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28 Carla December 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

Its too hard to choose, but I love your butterfly and would love to make it for my friend who collects butterfly objects!

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29 Anonymous December 31, 2013 at 8:36 am

As a kids craft kit addict I feel this is a great new and diffrent project. Love the kits, love the packaging, Love the design choices. All the kits are wonderful but the butterfly is my favorite. It seems the most versatile.

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30 Maureen December 31, 2013 at 8:02 am

I like the bookmaking kit, it would be fun to do with my granddaughter!

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31 Camiele December 31, 2013 at 5:40 am

I like the Collage Jewelry set the most.

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32 shelly December 31, 2013 at 4:55 am

Actually, I have never heard of the company before. When at their website, I looked around. I can honestly say it would be hard to just pick one item that would be my favorite. The butterfly looks fun to do! So I will say Butterfly.

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