That was what i had when i was younger, now that i am older it's not so good anymore. I tried to do beading today but it was not a good success. I think i may be in need of a new pair of glasses or possibly get that magnifier light out of the cupboard. I bought this a while ago and was very surprised with how good it works. I paid $45 at bunnings and have seen them well into the $100's in catalogues. It is a large circular magnifier with a slim flouro tube ring around the edge. The cover on the tube means all light is directed to your creative work. Unfortunately a natural part of the aging process is the change in the shape of your eyes and therefore we perceive things as blurry.
Maybe i should just use bigger beads.. lol