|Cigar Box Bead Storage|
First of all each stick of beads needed to function on their own so customers could pick up a stick and look at them up close without having to pick up the whole box.
Second, if someone picks up a full stick it needs to be secure enough that the beads will not fall off.
I found that the bamboo sticks you use to cook meat on was just the right size to slide the beads onto. I cut them to the width of a bracelet tray and placed wood beads onto the ends gluing one end and leaving the other to slide off and on. Each stick holds about 20 beads and a tray holds 20 sticks. After doing several shows I think this is the perfect answer to the big hole bead storage. The only problem I have had so far is one lady picking them up and shaking the crap out of them while asking me if they were some sort of stress relief toy as they sprayed all over the place. I guess it's better to only have 15 beads fly than 200.
Why do people do such stupid things with items that aren't theirs?
|This box isn't very full right now but by this Sunday it will be :)|
|Close up of how nice they fit into the bracelet trays.|