No matter what the craft, artisans enjoy tips that enhance their ability to produce their works of art. Members of the Bead Society of Central New York are no different. So we offer this short list of tips to our members and our visitors.
- When using a new needle, take a nail file to the tip to keep it from piercing the thread.
- Empty travel-size baby-wipe containers make great storage for bead projects. They’re lightweight, the right depth to hold most finished projects and they fit easily into a purse or carry-on. For added protection, line the container with padded shelf liner.
- Need a bead mat larger than the standard mats? Purchase an inexpensive vellum blanket and cut your mat to your specifications. You will have enough to share with all of your beading friends.