During a recent workshop, one of my students told me that she loves this picture of my messy office. She said it makes her feel better knowing that my office is a wreck! After a good laugh, her comment led to a great conversation about getting organized. Here's a glimpse into the studios my fellow Beadalon Design Team members and co-authors of Bead & Wire Jewelry Exposed, Margot Potter and Fernando Dasilva:
Storage Rings are a great way to organize small beads and findings. The compartments seal tightly and they pull apart, making it possible to take just a few sections with you at a time. These are great for workshops, too.
You can store Beadalon wire spools, Dandyline and other items in the eight vertical bins of the Wooden Organizer Caddy. Margot uses two units side by side on her worktable. The flat, open space on top of the caddy is a good place to stash items that you want to keep close at hand. A drawer provides more vertical space, giving this little caddy a small footprint that can make a big impact on your organization.
Fernando's number one tip is cleaning up the last project before you go onto the next one. I am terrible at this! His workspace is a model of organization. Divided Plastic Boxes keep larger components separated and easy to find, while Storage Rings and a Wooden Caddy provide room for other beading must-haves.
Watch these videos for more ideas: