John Lewis Jewellery Weaving Kit
My parents got this bead weaving kit for my daughter's
birthday! She found it hard to understand, me too. The needle is the wrong size but even with a different needle it doesn't work. She was upset and says "Mum got so frustrated. I think you should take those kits away."
03 December 2014
Do not waste your money
My daughter bought this for her sisters 10th birthday with her own money and it is impossible to use. I wish I had seen the reviews as we bought it in store. I agree it is not fit for purpose, instructions are useless and a huge disappointment. I will be sending it back and think John lewis should remove it from the shelf as I do not think it represents the quality one expects from John Lewis.
29 October 2014
Here is a letter from my niece describing her discontent with this product....
Your jewellery box stinks! If this is for 8 year olds you've lost your mind!!! I am 8 years old and I do crafts all the time like rainbow loom. I t didn't take me long to learn that but I can't even touch this one! Even Mummy and uncle Chris and Libby couldn't do it. I am very disappointed! I am never buying anything from your store again!
10th August 2014"
In addition we had three adults with three degrees and a doctorate trying to figure this out and were unable to because of the hugely inadequate instructions. Once we worked this out the product was far too "fiddly" to use! A nice idea but very disappointing. Would recommend removing this from the shelves in store.
11 August 2014
Gave this as a present for a 9 year old. Looked potentially of good quality, but can't comment on how it worked as never saw it out of the packet. I hope she liked it!
08 July 2014
Sadly not good
My 9 year old daughter is very good at making things, but this was just too fiddly for her by herself and needed me to do most of it. The end product was OK but quite messy and full of knots throughout where the thread been tied each time it ran out. Nice idea, but sadly in practice it didn't really work and could be much simpler.
26 February 2014
Really difficult to use
Bought this for my daughter who really enjoys craft activities - instructions are inadequate and when I (mum!) finally worked out how to do it, it was very difficult and time consuming. This one is going back. John Lewis please read these reviews and take a look at this product!
29 December 2012
Very hard to use
My 7 year old was given this, it was so hard for her to do so I took it over and found it also extremely difficult if not near impossible.
11 December 2012
Badly designed product
Bought this for my grandchild aged 8. Poor instructions and poor design made it impossible for my grandchild to use. I struggled with it for an hour and gave up from sheer frustration. The product has clearly not been tested properly - any product assessor watching a child trying to use this would see the problems and ask for a redesign. Do not buy this item. I shall be asking for a refund.
13 March 2012