Showing posts from January, 2015

Lighting For Beadwork

Earlier this week, I bought this handy little gadget at Big Lots.

My aunt, who also does beadwork, was using one when my daughter and I dropped by for a visit a few days earlier. I've tried several types of lamps to get decent lighting for beadwork and other craft projects, but each had its own shortcoming.
Moving the living room lamp, for instance, left the rest of the room too dark. A lamp I had that could be clamped to a table came apart, and the flexible flashlight I bought worked great but was too easy to knock over.
This headlamp, though, gives off enough light and can be adjusted to shine just where I need it without making the rest of the room dark or running the risk of knocking it over into a pile of beads. I love it. I don't know why it never occurred to me to look for something like this sooner.

The End (of Sorting) is Near

I'm still working on sorting my beads. With the holidays and craziness at work, I haven't been able to work on it as much as I'd like, but I can just about see the bottom of the bowl.

Ahh, I'm so ready to move on to the next project. :) I just hope I don't trip when I'm carrying the box.