There is something to be said about stringing beads. Often, people ask me where I get the patience. Well: it takes NONE! Actually, beading is a very quick, satisfying accomplishment, with the knowledge that it only takes about 1/2 to 2 hours to create a magnificent piece of jewelry.
And it's quiet, peaceful. It bothers no-one, and every time a client gets a finished piece they're happy.
During downtime, I string beads as a hobby: the Neverending Necklace.
How much better can it get?