Useful Hints to Make Beading Easier
What to do with them? Throw all caution to the wind and mix your miscellaneous beads together! Use your 'leftovers' mixture to create one or more pieces that follow no rules.
Here are a few ideas:
Coasters: Any type of coffee coaster with a rim is great for holding beads. Because they are shallow, you can pick up beads easily with one hand.
Apple sauce cups: Single serving apple sauce made for lunches are a great snack, but why throw out the cups? They're washable and stackable, and hold a lot of beads. They can also be handy for sorting out beads if you buy mixtures in bulk.
Re-use old magazines before they head to the recycling bin by clipping out photos that may offer up some inspiration. No matter
Keep everything you need for beading in one handy, portable binder.
Start with a 3 inch “cargo” binder, with a zippered closure to keep things safe.
Use a hole-punch to add magazines, patterns, project directions and sketches. Adhesive photo album pages can secure clippings, photographs and other paper inspirations.
Use plastic page protectors, and trading card or photograph sleeves to store beads, projects and materials. A three-hole pencil case can carry tools and other beading accessories.
*Ideas adapted by Beading Daily members.