Last week I found myself thinking about the fabric beaded necklaces ... adding beads and fibers for some variations. I also wanted to use 1" balls instead of the styrofoam so I could evaulation the difference. So, I went online and ordered a 'box of balls' from Casey's Wood Products. They shipped them amazingly fast and they arrived on Wednesday.
WOOPS ... It's too small. So, I tried the next sleeve, and YEP, it's too SMALL also. Tried a third, just because I can be a die-hard, with no difference. I pulled up the computer and looked up my all instructions. Gosh, I blew it ... the strips are to be cut 4" crosswise, not 4" at the edge, which creates a 3" strip. So ... I threw the 8 strips away, and tomorrow, I'll start over.
Take my advice, read the directions before you start your project ... even if it's one you've done before.