Beading is back in fashion. Almost every day, Adrian brings home some new creation from school, and he makes more at home during weekends. Mostly Minecraft-themed objects.

The buckets of beads at school are mostly full of happy colours that kids are expected to like – pink, yellow, light green – and there is a permanent shortage of black, white, gray, brown etc. I actually went shopping for beads in darker and duller colours that I could then donate to the school. The next day the table was full of beaded black monsters etc.