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Bead Organization

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Poll: How do you organize your beads?

How do you organize your beads?

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#1 JustinDavis


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:14 PM

I found this great organizer at Wal-Mart (where you can find anything)
and they work great for my bead organization.
They each have a small opening, and I write on the side with a sharpie to denote the kind of bead, size, color, etc.

What do you think?

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:55 PM

What dept at Wally world has those? Pretty neat for a travel box.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:30 PM

They can be found in the craft dept. or any craft store.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:42 PM

I have been using them for several years. Seed beads, bar bells, mono eyes, etc. I had to use clear tape to keep the lid from slipping off. Great orghanizer though.
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#5 Mr. Steelhead

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:01 AM

I use the CraftMate 14 compartment stackable storage boxes, each lid is locking which eliminates unwanted spills and you only have the compartment you need access to open instead of the entire lid. I use them for hooks, beads, eyes and every other small items we have a major assortment of. And the locking lids make travel a breeze. You can get them in a case which comes with 6 boxes for easy travel.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:52 AM

I've been using the wally world thingy for a while. They are exactly like tic-tac containers. I have them labeled on the box edge so I can see the sizes without opening the big box. Never had a problem with the lids being loose - just the opposite.
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:55 AM

Cool idea. They look like tick-tack boxes. Unfortunately, I dont shop at Wal-Mart.

I use a few of these for my bead heads- http://www.hareline....WJPEG06/qbd.jpg
And the Pro-20 hook box for glass beads and such- http://www.wapsifly.com/page%2049.pdf
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:01 AM

I also use the locking CraftMate boxes...I get them at Michael's

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:26 AM

I use small stackable circular type containers so I have most of my beads together and that I can get my fingers in to grab them easily. I have stored beads all over the floor, picked most of them up but the rest ended in the vacume cleaner. wallbash.gif
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:40 AM

I have the same organizer as justindavis! But I got it at a dolour store near by. I also us one for cone heads and bead chains.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:28 PM

Aww Heck, just a big ole cereal bowl, just pour em all together, It makes for exciting tying. You never know just what your going to get. And it makes those 0.5 mm ones real easy to find.

Just kidding, but if I did have all the ones I have dropped in my lifetime, I most likely would not need to buy more. I use 4 work force organizer compartment boxes, but keep the smaller sizes in their own small zip bags then in the compartments. Then when I am tying, I pour what I need in a small ramekin with rounded sides about 200 at a time, I stick the ramekin to my bench with floral putty. Spilling a couple hundred tiny beads will ruin your day, at least tungsten will come to a magnet. Currently I have approx. 4000 beads in the boxes. and 2 organizers full of dumbells, sticky eyes, etc. I order most beads and eyes by weight, and bead chain in 100 foot lengths. You can never have too many toys.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:49 PM

I keep mine in the bags they come in and then make sure I have put them everywhere i might look, if I can't find the one I'm looking for at the time - I drive to the fly shop and buy more. yahoo.gif

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:51 AM

Another vote for the Craft Mate.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:52 AM

What does this word .. organize .. mean? dunno.gif
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (maddog48 @ Dec 4 2008, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What does this word .. organize .. mean? dunno.gif

I was wondering the same thing.... hysterical.gif
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