Where do you hide your beads?

Are you right up front about your purchases, or do you need to smuggle them into the house under the cover of darkness (even from yourself)? An awful lot will fit into the bottom of your purse, or you could even hide them in a grocery bag. It’s not something to be ashamed of so stand up, be proud, and own your craft! You need it…..you want it…..and you deserve it!!! Okay you’ve got them past the front door, but now what do you do with them? Do you allow your beads to season in the bag, or are they …

Oh… Delica beads.

I’ve fallen hard for those itty bitty morsels of glass perfection. The delica. These are premium Japanese cylinder beads, in size 11/0. They are very consistent in size and shape and colour. There are so many gorgeous colours!  I’ve started buying more thanks to some books and classes available at the store.  First came Diane Fitzgerald.  Contemporary Beadwork I is out of print, but available on CD at beadFX.  Diane Fitzgerald is a bead collector and jewelry designer who works with a variety of beads large and small, old and new. Since 1989, Diane has taught classes at her shop, Beautiful Beads, …