Don’t know what I am talking about well let me enlighten you. I had seen the reviews and heard all my beading idols talk about it and yes I was curious but when I looked into it and thought “OMG that is expensive for a beading board!” How could they be so in love with these boards?
So this is what happened. I was talking about them to my husband who of course said ” you can make that.” Yes I do have a quilting background but I do not even for one second think I could tackle that. Then I was chatting with my Aunt. Now let me tell you that is a trap for me. She sees things I post and asks me about them and then sometimes she will end up giving them to me as a present. I should know better but she is a sneaky one she is! So I was telling her that a smaller tray would probably be so much better for me because my large tray is a bit on the ADD side.
She also had a very special custom order for me and said are you ready for this..”well don’t you need this to make sure you complete my order properly?” And she sent me the money to purchase it. She is an angel she is.
So I went to the site. Cool thing is that each board is made by hand here in the US. Not so cool for someone impatient like me it can take 10 to 14 days to get it. It was late in the evening and I was complaining a bit about it to my husband that I hate waiting so while I was putting my son to bed he found the links page and went searching for me. Before I got back to him it was ordered!
So waiting and waiting not really long but it seemed like forever it came.
OMG it came!
I am positively smitten!! I have to tell you it is absolutely perfect! I got the 8 x 14 board. It sits perfectly on my lap (which kinda gave me a boost that my thighs are not wider than 14inches side by side..I know it is the little things) And since I always bead on my lap it has the perfect balance and does not slip no matter what I am wearing ( flannel pjs, slippery pjs, or jeans) it stays where I put it.
|On my Lap!!!|
Another cool thing is that when you put the seeds on it they sit hole side up! And I mean every time!!! I have no clue how this works but it is amazing and cuts some of the time I end up searching for the holes in a size 15 bead. Here is a link to the video that show what I am talking about.
Okay and since you know I bead on my lap you also should know that my tray is never put away. This one looks amazing on my end table.
So to tell you I am smitten doesn’t even really cover it. I am in love with my Bead On It Board!
Is there a special tool you splurged on that was totally worth it? Tell me about it!