Friday, January 14, 2011

Favorite Tool: handmade extra hands


My favorite tool is something I use with every bead or pendant I create. It's actually a sugar shaker that I bought at the dollar store. I thread the beads onto bamboo skewers and then paint on my clear acrylic coat. The holes in the sugar shaker are the perfect size for holding the skewers while the beads dry. I just replace the skewers as needed.


4 Smooshing Thoughts:

Bonnie said...

I have been using skewers stuck into in a foam block. Works well but has the tendancy to tip over from time to time. I like that the sugar shaker would be much steadier.
Thank you for sharing!

1000beadsbyDawn said...

Thanks for this idea. I'll be buying a sugar shaker today.

MÂȘ Reyes said...

Es una idea genial. Besos

Creative Critters said...

I do something similar, only I stick toothpicks in a Styrofoam block. This is a really good idea- I may have to find myself a sugar shaker and some skewers! Thanks for sharing!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters