I know how hard it is to tear yourself away from a good beading project after you really get into it but it is important to be kind to your body as you bead.
When I first started, I did most of my beading sitting on my bed, watching tv, with all my supplies spread around me. I can not tell you how many times I’d been interrupted by something in my surroundings only to find I could barely move my neck because it was so stiff.
Now I’ve got all my supplies on a foldaway table and I use a proper desk chair. I remind myself to take frequent breaks and stretch.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, here are a few ideas to prevent achy muscles and tired eyes.
How To Take Of Your Body While Beading
2. The Chair
A comfortable chair is crucial to avoid tired back muscles. Throw a pillow behind your back if you find you need extra support.
Proper lighting and magnification might be the most thing to worry about in my book. As a person who wears glasses and is terrified of going blind because of beads—It seriously feels that way after a beading marathon done at night—I always work with a bright lamp. I love my red lamp with the neck that you can flex and point in any direction because I am in total control of my lighting.