How To: Make a portable lap-sized beading studio for beading on the go

Make a portable lap-sized beading studio for beading on the go

You know those long drives home in the car after you've spent a weekend at a cousin's house, or back from visiting Las Vegas? With more than a few hours at your disposal, what do you do to fill up the time? If you're an avid crafter and enjoy making jewelry, that you can turn those usually idle hours into productive crafting time by making this portable beading studio.

The small and shallow box (a photo album box) allows you to carry all your materials, and fits on your lap so you have a place to bead.

Melinda Barta, editor of Beadwork magazine, shares tips for building a portable beading studio. Whether you like to bead on the go or have a small home studio, youll learn handy tips for organizing and storing your beads and findings.

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