Friday, April 24, 2015


bead central
basket for overflow beads
someone recently asked about what containers we would recommend using for organizing your stash.

I use a variety of thing to put my stuff in.

clear straws for beads
for me beads are important,

 I like to put them in the most stable containers that I can still see through.

 I like the clear screw tops in several sizes the best,
these boxes are ok and cheaper than the others.
basket of thinga i use a lot

many baskets

 clear straws can be used for small amounts of beads, just use a pair of needle nose pliers and a lighter to close the bottoms

box o'rama

 I have boxes to hold a variety of things from projects in process

 some I have had for a looong time
tin of flowers

I also have a weakness for tins

  I find many of my big boxes at Ross for about 1/2 what they cost in joannes or micheals
box of krenik and empties

SRE box

lace and ribbon boxes

SRE project tin

boxes of balls of twist
drawers for tools

more currant project boxes

frames and the scrap basket

Currant project boxes
a good window is nice to


 It all depends on how you work best

I like oraganization

with a little chaos while i work

got a new desk to work at too

with more shelf space  it helps keep me from spreading out all over the house


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yup, I used to love tins, but now I only like containers I can see into. I like to keep projects in the 12x 12 plastic boxes you can find in the scrapbook dept at Michaels. They have them on sale all the time for 3.50. They are perfect for me for current project and a box to collect items for a future project. Terry always says that I never saw a plastic box that I couldn't find use for.
xx, Carol

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great to see how another crafter stores items.

I was sent here by a dear online friend who is also a quilter, Maggie.

I'm not a quilter, but an embroiderer/beader.

Happy quilting ~ FlowerLady

Amy in LA said...

What a helpful post-thanks for sharing! Your handwork is just beautiful. BTW, did you know there is a mink loose in your craft room? Lol.


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