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Beads Organized, check!

I’ve been looking for a way to organize my beads.  I came across this little cart at an office supply store and it did the trick.  I haven’t found a space in my studio for the beads, so I’ve been beading in the bedroom or living room while watching television.  It seemed like overnight beads took over the house.  I had shoeboxes full of beads, scissors and the like everywhere.  You can imagine the mess.  Now I can roll this cart into the studio without displacing any of the painting supplies.  And I’m mobile.  I can roll this cart into any room of the house. No more running from room to room wondering where I left the black thread. 


The Bracelets

1st attempt



Here are my attempts at bead embroidery.  It’s a bit time-consuming, but so much fun!  I still haven’t achieved the look I want, but I’m learning.    I ran across a book in my local crafts store called The Art of Bead Embroidery by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini.  I was fascinated by the pictures, and even though I don’t generally do beading, I brought the book home.  If you want to see examples of what these two ladies are doing check out their websites: and  Just don’t compare their work to mine!


2nd attempt


In progress

Any ideas out there for organizing beads?  The small seed beads don’t do well in the little organizers.  Right now I have the bead tubes and some of the little plastic jewelry bags.  They are stored in two shoeboxes in my bedroom.  They are looking for a permanent home in my studio, because my husband is tired of stepping on the tiny seed beads that tend to fall to the floor.  Those suckers are hard to vacuum up!


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