One of my guilty pleasures is wandering the aisles of the local Dollarama – a loonie store here where the $1 is the loonie coin (i’m not kidding) – and finding Cool Craft Items I Don’t Need.
So off I went to see what odds and ends there were and I found this:
The package says it is a 7 piece polymer clay beadmaking kit. It costs $1. I nabbed a few off the shelf but honestly I’m thrilled. I don’t even get the fine *tissue* blades for less than that let alone a reasonable needle tool and two diameters of mandrels. There’s a stencil to use to cut out wrap beads with, a sponge to keep your cured beads from running away and a bit of sandpaper. The only questionable item is the sandpaper which is far too rough for the majority of clay work.
You could make an awesome kit with this, a ceramic tile from the hardware store and a small stack of clay packs from Michaels which conveniently has them on sale this week. I know that this same dollar store occasionally has ready made clay canes as well.