As I made an early dash out to run a few errands today, our local morning radio team revealed one thing Carrie Underwood says she can’t live without (dry shampoo) and asked listeners what was one random thing they couldn’t live without.
The responses? Turns out a lot of women can’t live without dry shampoo. Also UGG slippers (even in the summer), eyelash curlers, coffee, baby wipes, mascara, and wine. (Seems there are a lot of uses for baby wipes that don’t require a baby. Am I the only person who doesn’t yank one out at red lights to shine up the interior of my car?)
So that got me thinking, if Carrie Underwood can’t live without dry shampoo when she’s on the road, what’s one thing I can’t live without in the studio? Didn’t have to think very long about this one. For me, it’s tulip needles.
As my beading has evolved, I’m using smaller and smaller beads in my work. 3mm rondelles are pretty much my go-to bead of choice these days, and Tulip needles allow several passes even through their tiny holes. Tulip needles are extremely flexible, so I can bend them when I need to make tight passes through beads, and they don’t go wonky as fast as standard beading needles do.
They come packaged in two’s, in tiny test tubes with cork stoppers. I’ve saved every one since discovering them in a Laura McCabe class 5 years ago, just in case I come up with another use for them.
So now it’s your turn. What’s one thing you can’t live without in your creative space? Leave your response in the comments, and I’ll send one random commenter a selection of my favorite needles.
Oh, and if you have any suggestions for all those tiny test tubes…