Rubber Mat Trick

If you’re working with beads, try using a rubber shelf liner (available for a few dollars in the kitchen supply aisles of most stores) as a work surface. The bumpy rubber texture will keep beads from rolling off the table.

A rubber shelf liner is the perfect surface to work on while beading – I find it even helps to keep Rainbow Loom elastics in place too.

Your beads will stay on the table instead of rolling off onto the floor. I bought my liner for $1.00 at my supermarket.


  1. AJ Tarrant  February 23, 2014

    I use a face cloth on a plate to keep the beads from rolling around when I make my malas.
    I will try this trick! Thanks for the tip, once again!

  2. gabricci  February 25, 2014

    What a great idea. My daughter loves beading and this solves the rolling off the table-to-the-floor problem.