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Bead on it Board Review that has me smitten!

February 26, 2014 , In: Beadwork, General, Studio
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I know I said I was going to post more on the spiral rope for you all but this is what happened.  I drank some coffee and contemplated the beads I was going to use, picked up the house a bit, gathered the supplies that I had decided on, staged every thing, took a shower and came back down the stairs to turn on the camera.  Wouldn’t you know it the batteries died.  Usually no biggie right?  Well if I had any AA batteries in the house it would have happened but there wasn’t one anywhere to be found.  Oh no what to do?  Well it hit me I need to tell you all about the coolest purchase I have made for beading.

Bead On It Board!

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!

Kristen

Kristen Stevens

Kristen Stevens has always been a crafter of sorts.  Cross stitch, quilting, quilling, knitting, and since 2009 totally addicted to seed beads.  Then the discovery of art beads added to the addiction.  She has been complimented on her unique approach to blend colors, shapes and inspiration from the art beads and nature. She has also been writing her own tutorials. 
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    You're not wrong about the price of those things. Geez. I don't really have any special tools, all my monies seems to get converted into beads.

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      Like I said it is a splurge but completely worth it for a seed beader! I will never be without mine again

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    Hi Kristen,
    I am so jealous! I have been wanting one of these boards ever since Jennifer did a blog post about her bead on it board a couple of years ago. I guess I am going to have to sweet talk someone into at least going in on half of the cost. Enjoy your bead on it board I can not wait to see all the pretty things you create using the fabulous board.
    Therese

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      Yes I was very lucky to have a sweet Aunt! This board it totally worth ever penny and you won't regret saving them for it!

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    I've never heard of these, but it looks really cool and the part about the beads landing hole-side up is beyond awesome! Enjoy!

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      It is amazing Linda in fact I was testing it over and over and it worked each time. It is a great time saver!

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    I need this.

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    Did you get the chenille one or the velvet one? I use delica beads and am trying to decide which one to buy.

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