Gras bead twisting is the art of twisting Mardi Gras beads necklace into
shapes and designs. Mardi Gras bead twisting developed from balloon twisters
that worked the Showboat Casino in East Chicago Indiana. The Casino would
have entertainers pass out Mardi Gras beads to guests for playing select
promotional games or while guests were waiting to board the Casino. The
Casino entertainers would pass out hundreds of Mardi Gras beads daily.
When the gambling boats first
started in the Midwest they were required to have actual boarding times,
even thought they were anchored you could only board or disembark every
hour and a half. This meant the entertainers would have 45 minute shifts,
which allowed them to play with the Mardi Gras beads. The entertainers
had years of balloon twisting experience they quickly recognized the Mardi
Gras beads are just a string of balloon bubbles. They then started twisting
the Mardi Gras beads into balloon animal shapes. This was the start of
Mardi Gras bead twisting in the Midwest.
I learned the basic art from
these twisters and have developed new designs which I have written in
the book -- Twisting Mardi Gras Beads. This book gives step-by-step instructions
on how to twist Mardi Gras bead necklace into works of art. This book
is great for kids and adult who want to personalize their Mardi Gras jewelry
with a twist.
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The History of Mardi Gras
Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in 1699. Early
explorers celebrated this French Holiday on the banks of the Mississippi
River. Throughout the years, Orleanians have added to the celebration
by establishing krewes (organizations) which host parades and balls.
Carnival quickly became an exciting holiday for both children and
Meaning of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras means "Fat
Tuesday" and of course is celebrated on that day of the week.
The date can fall between February 3 and March 9 depending on the
Lunar calendar, used by the Catholic Church to determine the date
of Easter. Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter Sunday.
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Twisting Mardi Gras Beads
how to make money and twist Mardi Gras Beads from a professional
It has 12 designs plus
information about Mardi Gras and bead sizes. It's a full color book,
20 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches in size, with detailed instructions on
how to take a simple Mardi Gras necklace and turn it into a work
Balloon-dude Dale is not your normal dog-making, heart-giving, sword-handing,
balloon animal-making entertainer. His balloons are the coolest,
eye-popping, oh my gosh - look at that balloon, you will ever see.
This corporate entertainer
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for over 20 years, and has worked with corporations to entertain
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Dale’s quick wit comedy is clean, fun, and his twisting skills