I recently tried out a Bead on It! Board while teaching a seed-beading class, and I am impressed with its plush velvet surface and practical, beader-friendly features. A heavy base prevents spills and accidental flips, and a rubber pad keeps the board in place atop a table or lap. The entire edge is padded, preventing beads from rolling away and providing a comfortable spot to rest your arms and wrists. A gentle shake settles seed beads with the holes facing up for easy access with a beading needle or wire.
Boards are available in rectangles (6 x 6 inches, 5 1/2 x 11 inches, 8 x 11 inches, 10 x 11 inches, 11 x 17 inches) or a 12-inch-circumference circle, and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Like a pair of ergonomic pliers, Bead on It! Boards are an investment in beading comfort and efficiency. Interested beaders, stores or retailers can go to RockinBeads.net or call (425) 314-2077 for prices and availability. Their Web site is currently under construction but will be Bookak.com/BeadBoards.