I love storage boxes. I love arranging things in colour order. What you are about to see gives me a deep and meangingful sense of satisfaction…
My jewellery making supplies are currently stored in four Really Useful Boxes. I love these boxes. I’ve road-tested a lot of plastic storage boxes over the years and these are by far the best. I use the 9 litre boxes with a variety of insert trays and some smaller boxes. Here’s the whole lot.
The beads are arranged partly by colour, partly by material or type. As well as beads I have tools, metal findings, different types of thread, cord, leather and ribbon, buttons, gift boxes, needles, bits of seaglass, wire in various colours and gauges, hand sculpted fimo beads, plastic toys out of Xmas crackers and anything else that takes my fancy.
This is the blue/black tray. There are beads in here made from glass, plastic, ceramic, wood, haematite, lapis lazuli and labradorite.
Here is the red/purple tray, with similar beads and materials to the blue tray.
Here are four different trays. The bottom left tray contains my semi-precious beads and artisan lampwork – all the really good stuff.