Pencil lead case:This one is pretty straightforward. It's an easy needle storage solution.
|That's not lead.|
I don't sew much and never had need of a pin cushion. However, I've seen a few patterns that I'd like to make, like this adorable cactus! Side note: the sheer amount of succulent themed art out there makes my little gardening heart happy. <3
Pin cushions aside, students always have lead for mechanical pencils, or at least they do now. And I was a student for the normal amount of time during my earliest crafty years. This little bit of recycling is handy for keeping your needles all in one accessible location, like I do. Or you could even have several on hand if you're the type that's super into labeling and keeping your sizes in different containers.
Supplementary tip: I have a magnetic tool strip on my desk for keeping all my tools. My needle case conveniently is full of magnetic material, so it can easily hang out with the others. See?
|Little tools all in a row. And a sleeping Polywag.|
Just hammer that strip right into your desk if it happens to be made of solid wood like mine. I need to bang on mine a bit more. It still wobbles a bit.
Edit: I now own some Tulip needles and keep them in the tube they arrived in, which is handy for separating them from the now inferior needles. More on that in a future post, hopefully.
I hope you found this beading hack helpful. Happy beading!
Today's listening pleasure is Nabowa: Sunpeko.