Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

This weekend I had a bead disaster! I knocked a container of seed beads off of my craft table and spilled almost 1,000 tiny beads all over my floor. We’ve all had accidents like this and have probably all spent entirely too much time on hands and knees picking beads up off the carpet, hardwood and tile. But if you have a vacuum with a hose attachment, then you can use today’s tip for a quick and easy clean-up!

 Take a pair of nylons or tights (nylons work better but tights can do in a pinch) and roll them over the end of your vacuum’s hose attachment. Set a towel or your beading tray on the floor next to the spill. Hold on tight to those nylons and fire up the vacuum! Aim the covered end of your hose attachment over the beads. When it stops picking beads off the floor, aim the hose end over the towel or bead tray and turn your vacuum off. The beads will just drop into place! Make sure the nylons you use don’t have any holes or runs so you don’t end up losing more beads than you pick-up.

 Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen

4 comments to Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

  • Vanessa

    Great tip Gretchen. I knew there was a reason why I saved one pair of nylons from years gone by!

  • What a fantastic tip! I wish I would’ve known this about a month ago…my newly adopted kitty knocked over 2 of my stackable bead containers and I lost a lot of seed beads. Hopefully it won’t happen again, but if it does, I will at least know what to do. Thank you Gretchen!

  • Carmen

    Wow after two …broken vacuums (over bead spills)this idea is a fantastic one!
    Thank you very much

  • I think it’s fantastic that my baby can aacltuly sit next to me, both of us crafting and having a good time together!Nettie, I don’t think your praying will affect the amount of snow here in Norway, I would be a bit more worried if you lived in lets say Denmark, but US is too far away ;-) But while you’re at it, why don’t you just send it over here, and we’ll both be happy!

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