Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

tuesdaytipsandtricks-520x210Whether a short road trip or cross-country flight, travel means beading on the go! I usually pack my beading projects in the heavy plastic bag my last Fusion order arrived in. But for this year’s upcoming holiday trips I’m making a custom travel kit small and sturdy enough to pop in my purse!

I started with a tin box I found at my neighborhood thrift store. The tin will keep my supplies secure and keep me safe from sharp objects like needles and scissors as I rummage around in my bag.Make a travel bead kit from a tin boxLine your box with felt or fleece to keep your supplies from knocking against the metal while you’re in transit. Measure the inside of your box and draw the shape on your fabric. Spread an adhesive, like E6000, on the back of your fabric and gently press it into the lid and the base.Pad your bead kit with felt or fleeceYou can use a needle book to keep your needles and thread tidy or wrap the thread around a small piece of cardboard and pop it into a small bag. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your pattern or notes! I photocopy or print out just what I need so I don’t have to bring a full book or run down the battery on my phone looking up instructions.Safely store everything you need in your new kitIf you’re taking your beading project on a longer trip, be sure to read Gabby’s post on flying and beading!

Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen






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