As I have stated before I am not a beader, but as an update, I’m learning! In my recent ventures into jewelry making I’ve improvised a few tricks that I felt were blog-worthy. First thing is that a new kitten and an exposed beading project do not mix well. Add to that scenario a carpeted craft room and I thought for sure I would lose at least half of my precious beads to the vacuum. But the resourceful problem-solving skills of an all around crafter kicked in and I found a genius (if I say so myself) solution. Using some knee high panty hose I had for home-made fairy wings (see Merle wearing said fairy wings) I fitted one over the end of the vacuum wand and waved it over the carpet. It conveniently sucked up, but not sucked in, all the kitten casualties trapped in my carpeting.
Beader 1 : Kitten 0.
Having worked in the Happy Mango Beads warehouse for a few years now, I have seen a fair share of vacuums crack under the pressure of too many beads and strings for an appliance to handle. Save your vacuums and beads by repurposing old panty hose!