Step Two: Prep your Pen and Beads
Peel back the plastic off your accompanying 'wax', and press the nib of your diamond painting pen into it. You should be able to see wax sitting inside your pen now, which you will be able to use to pick up the beads. You don't need to press hard to pick the beads up
Depending how your beads arrive, many people prefer to organise them into containers or ziplock bags before they start their project so they can be easily stored away for later.
Advice for First-Timers
- Be careful not to put your arm or hand on the sticky canvas - not only does it potentially make the canvas less sticky, but it's actually quite painful sometimes to un-stick it from your skin!
- Start off with small, square sections while you get used to it. A lot of people suggest starting in the top left corner and moving to the top right, as this means you aren't leaning your arm on the beads or canvas, and might save you or your jersey getting stuck to it.
- A lot of beads come in non-resealable bags, so be careful if you don't put your beads into containers as they are very easy to lose.
- If you drop any beads on the floor (and we've all done it), put a stocking over the end of your vacuum cleaner so when you vacuum them up, they don't go up the vacuum tube!