Lacing is made easy with the shoelace and larger size beads. However, like the other reviewer mentioned, there is no quality control in distributing the alpha beads. Out of the 42 beads we received10 letter 'x' and no letter 'a' making it impossible to spell any names or words.
Do not buy this if your kids want to make bracelets with words! Neither of my kids could spell their names out. Our kit contained no E's in the kit at all - but lots of Q's! There is obviously no attempt to put in a GOOD assortment of letters