To the craft table, that is. According to this article from the NY Times magazine (and my personal experience at work lately) there are lots of new beaders being born from tough economic times.
We see them every day, baggie of broken jewelry from a boutique in their hands. Confused, they really want us to fix things for them. We don't. We are kinda devious that way. After all, it's one tine step from restringing a $200 necklace that broke the second time you wore it to buying beads to make your own, much more interesting, necklace. Can I show you how to crimp? It's free!
Welcome, ladies! Can I get you a cup of coffee?
Read the article here.