Project 14: Buying beads

April 5, 2011
Ridiculously deep bead store, Athens, Greece
This travel blog photo’s source is TravelPod page: A T H E N S

My trip to the bead aisle of my local craft store was probably the most intimidating of my craft blog career so far. I had to fight the urge to run away in fear. Why? There were way too many options and too many people browsing the same aisles as me. I was out of my depth. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for, and I was plagued by doubt that the seed bead project was really the right one to be doing anyway. I mean, there are loads of different beautiful beads out there just waiting to be strung together into lovely jewelry. Will my seed bead bracelet be awesome at all?

In the end I bought three colors of seed beads, thread, and a couple of beading needles. I briefly considered buying a prepackaged bead loom kit that included beads, needles, and instructions, but in the end I decided against it. I want to show you all how to make a homemade bead loom, and I was pretty sure that the materials included in the kit wouldn’t really be what I was looking for.

I escaped from the store unscathed and ready to get started. Come back tomorrow when I show you how to make a simple bead loom.

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