The Best Box for Traveling Beads!Have you ever had your "fail-safe" bead box suddenly fail while you were traveling? Ever get home from a trip to find bead soup in your luggage because your bead tubes lost their lids? Ready to give up trying to travel with a beading project? Tacky Bob (Box fOr Beads) will change your mind! By holding the beads in place until I lift them off with my needle, this little case has already saved me time and money by stopping spills and having my beads right where I need them anytime I'm ready to pop open the case and let the beading begin. The Tacky Bob is a slim, elegant little case measuring a tiny 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" and is just 1/2" thick. It fits into my bag or even a jacket pocket with ease and takes up almost no room on my beading table, yet it holds enough beads for me to work on a 20 bead color beaded bag without losing a single bead.
The inside surface of the Tacky Bob is covered with an adhesive that holds beads in place until you pull them up with your needle. It's not so sticky that it will slow you down and it will last a long time. With a magnetic strip in the center to hold you needle. With a non-slip back, it won't slide around while you are traveling, either.
DownsidesThe only downsides I found with the Tacky Bob is that the sticky surfaces caused my hands and my needle to feel a bit gummy and sticky after beading for a while. I found that a quick clean-up of my fingers and needle with a Wet-Ones® or other premoistened towelette solved the problem and I didn't even have to get out of my chair.
The other downside is, of course, the tape tends to attract lint, fuzz, pet hair and other bits like a magnet. However, unless you drop the Tacky Bob face down onto the fuzzy parts of an actively shedding longhair cat, you are not likely to find this to interference with the use of your Tacky Bob; just a cosmetic one. And if you're like most pet owners, you're probably used to this.
A Terrifically Tacky Bargain, Too!Priced at just $8.00, you may want to buy multiples so that you can keep all of your projects organized with a Tacky Bob. The Tacky Bob comes in a rainbow of colors and a plethora of patterns. One thing that I especially appreciate about Tacky Bob is the thoughtful design. Inside, you'll find one flap backed by a dark color and the other flap backed by white. This way, it can be used with any and all bead colors bead colors.
Get yourself a Tacky Bob and I think you'll agree that this is one loveable little Box For Beads!