If you’ve beaded with me or have read a few of my previous posts, you probably know I like organizing my bead stuff almost as much as beading. What motivates me to be organized? Simply put, I don’t like looking for stuff. Out of necessity, the beader’s toolkit was born. It all started innocently enough with just a small metal box that held a bunch of crooked needles and a scissors, but my skills have evolved and so has my beader’s toolkit.
I found this case (originally a cosmetics case), while perusing a resale shop. It is by far, my favorite. I could simply throw everything in there but the plastic boxes help sort out the little stuff for easy access. I’ve got an “office” box, a beader’s essentials box for tools, and a box to for beader’s first-aid supplies. The case is big enough to also hold a few spools of thread, a thread burner and a pair of glasses or two. Space permitting, I’ll even toss in my small Bead On It! board.
Once my organizing is done, it’s time to make stuff! I’ve been on a roll. I sold a piece in my Etsy Shop (JFritchen Jewelry – Etsy Shop) and I finally figured out what to do with a few projects waiting patiently in the UFO pile (that’s unfinished objects for you non-crafty types). This bracelet is my current favorite and it’s probably headed for my Etsy Shop real soon.