A few months ago, I had the privilege of working with Judi Patuti to design unique new products you are going to love! I had a vision to develop special needle cases and matching thread catchers, and worked closely with Judi Patuti to bring the vision to fruition. I’m now pleased to announce that these new tools are here and available for purchase, and are both inspiring in their beauty and highly useful.
Having an array of needle sizes is essential for any avid beader. Needles come in an assortment of diameters and lengths that are useful for various projects. For example, fresh water pearls are cut with very small holes, so stringing them requires a thin needle. Sometimes, it will be necessary to switch needles in the middle of a single beading project, depending on which beads are used and how many stitches have already been made through a single bead. In these moments, it is incredibly helpful and efficient to have a selection of needles at the ready, easily accessible and fit to meet any bead sizing issue you may face.
For upwards of ten years, I have been using a needle case full of a variety of needle sizes to meet my creative ends. Any time I bead, I simply pick up my handy case and know that every needle I might require is at my fingertips. And as a teacher, I am always prepared to give a needle to a student who needs one. My needle case, a zippered pouch with several small vials held inside, has become a treasured addition to my work!
These beautiful new needle cases are a collaborative effort between me and Judi Patuti, and I am smitten with the result! The lovely zippered pouch and labeled vials are fashioned after the very system of needle organization and needle cases I have been using for years. It is a tried and true system that has become essential to my success as an efficient beader and teacher—surely one of the greatest tools in my beading arsenal!
These elegant new offerings come in a variety of fun, invigorating patterns, and each is fitted with a vinyl window for viewing its contents: six hand-painted, hand-lettered needle holders labeled for individual needle sizes. As an addition to your beadwork station, a needle case will keep you organized and offer convenient storage and access to your needles. The six plastic vials fit beautifully inside the zippered pouch, and each is sequentially and elegantly labeled with hand lettering.
Aside from being a great organizational tool, these little pouches make excellent gifts for the beaders in your life. They are completely unique, lovingly handmade in the USA, and incredibly useful. These are the kinds of lovely tools that offer inspiration and feed your creativity; the kinds that make your soul smile!
Find them at our site, www.schoolofbeadwork.com!