Organising your beading materials
It is important to organise your beading materials, tool and supplies properly right from the
start. Being organised will help to reduce on frustrations which you might get from rampaging through your room to find the findings or things
Do you have the experience whereby you know that you have the materials but don't know where
you have kept it? I too have this too. It is particularly irritating as I used to need hours to recall and find them.
Practice some good housekeeping would help to minimise this:
Have a designated place for you to keep all beading related items.
This one shown above is made of acrylic. i personally feel this is good as you can see through
your beads and can easily identify them. It is available in plastic too and in different sizes.
This is another type which you can consider. There are many small compartments and you can keep
your findings and beads together. As it is clear, you can find the findings or beads easily. You may want to have a separate one for beads and
one for findings.
However one thing to note is that it is better to get containers which you can
"locked". This will prevent unnecessary spillage if you drop them accidentally.
Also do get case, especially the second one shown which are properly segregated. You could find
cheap one but the beads can roll over each compartment easily. Then you would have a hard time to segregate them and it defeats the purpose
of having the case.
You can keep your pliers neatly in a tool bag shown below.
As your number of pliers grow, you can keep them together as usually there are extra straps to
hold them. This will give the ease of bringing them around and giving them the cushion.
All of the above would help to reduce unnecessary wastage. I used to have duplicates of similar
findings when I didn't organise them!!!
So do take some time and think of how you can organise them. Do that in the same manner as per
your completed beading projects.
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