Already have the best gifts for the bead lovers in your life?
You thought you had plenty of time and then all of a sudden, it’s already days away from your holiday celebration and you are short on gifts. Not to worry! For this season of giving cheer, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas.
The beaders on your Christmas list will surely enjoy these gifts the whole year.
Storage Solutions. For the beader that has plenty of beading tools and materials, the best organization solution would be a bead storage. You may find lots of storage solutions at the nearest beading store but don’t limit yourself to that place. You can find craft and storage options at scrapbooking and hardware stores. These stores give you a range of tackle boxes that are appropriate for storing beads and other beading tools. But first, take note of the beader’s working habits. Does he like to bead at home or on the road? Is he particular with organizing by color? With all these in mind, you can surely find lots of interesting options that would fit your budget.
Thread Burner. When starting a beading project, the length of the beading thread should be sharp and precisely cut so it’s easier to fit through a needle eye. Also, the thread ends of a beadwork should not poke out. To help minimize this problem, the best solution is a thread burner as it doesn’t only cut the thread ends but also seal them.
Bead Spinner. If you know someone who is into stringing seed beads or like working on bead crochet or kumihimo, then a bead spinner is the ideal gift! A bead spinner is a huge time saver as it helps with pre-stringing beads before starting with the actual process. There are two options: the electric and manual bead spinners. To make stringing more convenient, you can purchase extra spin bowls so stringing would be quick especially when different colors are required.
Beading Books and Magazines. A beader’s collection wouldn’t be complete without beading books! If you can’t buy the latest beading book, opt for a subscription. You will definitely give the recipient inspiration, articles, projects, and plenty of beading knowledge. From beadweaving and bead stringing to wire work, there’s a full range of interesting topics that will amp up the skill of your chosen recipient.
Beads. Every beader needs the perfect beads for stringing the year round. Consider giving vintage jewelry, one that has glass or semi-precious stones, or findings and clasps that are in still good condition. If you want to shop for new beads, choose a unique strand of handmade lampwork beads or seed beads in a bold color palette.
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. Giving the best gifts not only brings joy to the receiver, but also makes you, the giver, more grateful. Have a magical time buying gifts for your beading friends!