Thursday, 17 October 2013

Tools of the trade - Free bead dishes

Lately we've been sewing a lot of beads for the new bridal collection over at Alexandra King. When working on quite serious multi tonal motifs or designs using very small beads it's useful to have a number of dishes to separate your colours and dip into.

There are segmented dishes and trays to buy on the market but recycled dip and pudding containers have been the best at the job for us. They are completely free, you can see and pick easily and some even look pretty.
When you're working with 10 different shades and shapes of silver these completely free dishes are a savoir from having to squeeze your fingers into the mini zip bags beads come in. If you're partial to a certain brand of pudding (GU anyone?) they also stack rather nicely.

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