After taking a beading class several years ago, I wanted to share the sparkles about this little gem of a gift. A now dear friend of mine who taught the class, gave me a bead tin and even included a little pair of scissors with a darling bead dangle on it. I still use that bead tin and scissors to this day! I have also now made several more bead tins for myself, as functional gifts for friends and my own jewelry students. So, special thanks to Gloria for giving me this great gift idea!
- Using E-6000 jewelry glue instead of hot glue reduces your chance of lumps underneath the felt or beading mat (hot glue cools VERY quickly on the metal lid).
- For bead weavers, felt may snag on your thin beading needles. A better alternative is to cut your circle piece from a bead mat made of velvet, velour or foam.
- Lovely gift giving idea is to include a small pair of beading scissors and/or a few strands of beads for the recipient.
- Reuse, reduce and recycle by using up some of those clanky tins you’ve got cluttering up your kitchen cabinets!
- This is also a great gift idea for scrapbookers that attend scrap parties and swap embellishments.
If you make this for yourself or as a gift for fellow beading or scrapbooking enthusiasts, please hashtag your photo #SparkleByMonica at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram so that I can see your designs! Have a sparkle-riffic Valentine’s Day and happy beading!