In May, I'm coming up on the birthday marked by the arrival of my first issue of this. I'm acutely aware of the changes in my eyesight, and it's NOT for the better (especially after this happened). Several people speculated about the condition of my eyes after reading my recent beading posts. I thought I'd show you way I work when I do the intricate seed bead weaving.
When I work with those teeny weensy little beads, I wear my work station glasses with the high powered reading prescription
and I use the magnifier I bought at a flea market in Raleigh, NC... the best $8.00 I ever spent!
I'd rather have one of those fancy magnifiers with a light attached, but they're way more expensive than the flea market model I found last year. So, I'll make due with another light over my shoulder.
Whenever I'm in the studio, I pay attention to posture. With a chronically painful lower back, it's easy to get caught up in the work and start slouching. I can pay for that for days afterward with discomfort in every position. So, I sit straight up, feet on the floor, and take frequent breaks to stretch.
Lastly, I hook myself up to my all-important ipod. "What's on it", you ask? Click on the player in the right sidebar to get a small sample list. If Apple ever comes out with a version that's permanently implanted in the brain, I'm gonna be first in line for beta testing! I can't work without good music for company.
Yours in beads,