Remember the beaded seat cushions that used to be so popular. Big wooden beads that you sat on. Go figure. How could they be comfortable. I have to digress here. My father-in-law had one of these things and it broke. Before I could grab those beads he had spread them out over his lawn to let them rot into the grass. AAHH! Well, I finally got my chance because someone left one in the break room. And a friend snagged it for me.
I pulled it apart, as it was partially broken already. You have no idea what a pain it was to remove all of those beads! And I had no idea what I was going to do with all of them.
Last weekend I was sitting in the backyard with our son while he operated his ham radio. And I needed something to do. I didn't want to knit outside as it was a bit windy and our neighbor's cats like to come over for a visit and I didn't want cat hair on any knitting due to my husband's allergies. I wandered around the garage, where a lot of my craft things are stored, and found the bag of wooden beads. I grabbed a couple of handfuls and my Sharpies and started decorating.
I don't know what I will do with them yet - maybe a big chunky necklace or bracelet, but it was fun just scribbling on these little wooden canvases.