My niece Natalie just got her ears pierced. Making earrings for an 8 year old is quite different than those for an adult. It's a whole 'nother mindset and somewhat more challenging than I expected. My bead collection had only a few things suitable for her age. I also noticed that jewelry making was difficult because I was out of practice. Wire wrapping was messy and I'd forgotten how to manage my tools. In the end, everything turned out satisfactorily.