Time to reorganize…


I have an entire drawer dedicated to Delica beads…hundreds of 7 gram tubes have been stored there. But in the past year I’ve started purchasing bead colors in 50 gram lots and that takes up a lot of space. Initially, I kept the beads in individual bags stored in trays, but that became a bit disorganized as the collection of colors grew. My remedy is clear acrylic 2.25″ deep storage containers. Each container holds approximately 45-50 grams of beads. The color numbers and their names are easily identifiable (a practically impossible task when trying to read on a tiny tube!) and selecting colors for projects and beading kits is now so much more efficient. I can see at a glance the colors I’m running low on and need to reorder. Plus they fit inside the same drawer that I’ve used all along! Now to tackle reorganizing the metal and clay studios!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on January 9, 2017.

4 Responses to “Time to reorganize…”

  1. That’s a beautiful thing to behold!

    I’m finally turning to my teeny weeny art studio. (1/3 of a formerly single-car garage.) The room has been a catch-all of unpacked boxes and trash ever since we moved here a few years ago. Thankfully, there is inspiration in looking upon all of the materials I had forgotten about. The hard part is figuring out how and where I can store everything and still leave enough room for working. There is very little good storage space in the room. At least I have a good selection of wall and floor cabinets!

    Of course whichever asshole installed the patio doors in place of the old garage doors probably didn’t put in any flashing at the time of installation. I discovered mold and swollen moldings at the base of the door. Sigh. We already had to replace several windows that this same group installed around the same time. They didn’t install flashing over those windows and every time it rained outside, it rained indoors, too. (We’d have to set up buckets against the glass to collect the raindrops….)

    I guess it’s just something to remember them by.

    Gotta get back to it. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pic of organization!

    Amy White AlandAmy.com

    Sent from my iPad – (so please forgive the goofy typos)



  2. Just looking at those lovely beads makes me want to play with them. I started reorganizing my craft room last year and …. well anyway I’m still working on it. Happy Beady New Year


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