Many beaders have their own routine when they sit down to bead. It’s easier to get into that creative frame of mind when you have your drink/snack of choice, spot of choice, and sounds of choice. I thought it would be fun to share our beading routines so we can borrow and share our ideas with other beaders. So, today I’m asking you, dear readers, to describe your unique beading routine and share what gets your creative juices flowing.
My Beading Routine
Drink of choice:
Starbucks! I love a Triple Grande Soy Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte when its cold, and an Ice Venti Green Tea Lemonade when its hot. Yum! If I’m beading into the night, a nice Cabernet does the trick.
Spot of Choice:
My freshly cleared and organized beading table! It’s made of an old door atop two filing cabinets, so it’s nice and big. I have a cushy office chair to sit in, too. My other spot is my papasan chair in the living room.
Sounds of Choice:
I created two Pandora stations that I love to listen to: The Doors/Pink Floyd/Led Zepplin station and the Paramore/Shinedown/Rise Against station.
I love to learn new things, so I also listen to podcasts and audiobooks. Two of my favorite podcasts are CraftyPod and Internet Business Mastery. There are shows out there about anything you can think of, and most of them can be searched for and downloaded for free through itunes. You can listen to them on your computer or mp3 player. Librivox provides free audiobooks of public domain works, of which The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton is a must listen! I also get audiobooks from Audible. Two of my recent favorites are Crush it! and The Magic of Thinking Big.
I rarely watch TV while I’m beading. I’m kind of the anti-TV type because I think it rots people’s brains. However, I do make an exception for Project Runway. It’s very inspirational to see the designers work through their problems and time crunches and create something beautiful.
What do you think? What are the “must-haves” in your beading routine? Please share with us in the comments!