The Dance of the Order-Waving Beadpickers

Every store has its own routines and BeadFX is no exception. On Wednesdays, Nadine and I do the major resupply shopping for the week, returning to the store mid-afternoon with 6-8 large boxes full of beady stuff. These are all arranged in the classroom. I shoo everyone else out of the room and start sorting the boxes into about a dozen categories: fire-polished, pressed glass, bulk findings, stringing materials, Sterling silver, Swarovski-to-be-packaged, and the “dumpy-outies” – the stuff that goes loose into the little bins, etc. After all the beady stuff is sorted, I sit back and watch the Dance …