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Darice Metal Bead Scoop
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Darice Metal Bead Scoop
July 28, 2009 at 1:16:47 PM

I feel like a shill for Darice, but honestly, they didn't pay me to write this.  In addition to their bead case, I love their metal bead scoop.

This product works great with any bead case, though I use it with their plastic Bead Storage System.  It's a simple and inexpensive item: scoop up your beads from your work surface with this slightly curved piece of metal and empty them into any container.  It works along the principle of a folded sheet of paper, but with far better results.

I can sure appreciate the use of this simple product, rather than the old, "Pick up the beads from the bead mat a few at a time" method, where I end up using my fingernails for scooping, sometimes sending beads flying all over, anyway, as they stick to the undersides of my fingernails with static.  It's also portable; at six inches long it would fit into a small purse or beading bag.

My local craft store, where I found it, sells this item for $1.99, so you're not out a tremendous amount of money; plus, it�s an item people like me (who live in a bead desert) won�t have to search high and low to find.

Admittedly, scooping up beads is a minor nuisance rather than a huge unresolved problem, but this tool leaves you free to spend more of your time beading and less of your time scooping.  And isn't that the point?

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