I'm working on Leaflines as a sample for the shop. I needed beads and visited the local big box stores. Zip, zilch, nada. I stopped at a small local store and found them. The only catch - only in 1/2 kilo size bags.
Yeah I bought them. My reasoning: the only place I knew would have them for sure was Beadazzled in downtown Baltimore. 30 minutes away, I'd have to find a place to park, pay to park and the chances of getting out of the store with only the beads I came to buy were slim to none. And slim was on vacation. There are also several small boutiques and independent shops on that street so it would have been an expensive trip, one I've made before. So the beads were relatively cheap at cough, cough $17,95.
Once I got them home, I couldn't figure out how to store them. Enter one empty TicTac box. Perfect!
Oh, did I mention I only need 294 beads?
That's all from this side of the screen!