Yesterday I revealed my need to organize my jewelry making supplies. I gathered some items I already have like little glass jars, unused spice jars, shallow bowls, and decorative boxes.
I then purchased a fishing bait/tackle box. In looking for one, I took the advice of something I read about not buying one with movable pieces/walls. This turns out to be excellent advice- otherwise the beads and findings will migrate to other compartments.
I also found a fishing reel box that works for storing my beading wire (though the spaces are slightly big- I can still get away with it).
For now, I decided I like to divide by metal color for findings and chain. My beads I just placed in containers with no real categorization. As I get more beads, I may need to redo this to divide by color.
Sitting on top of the tackle box (far right top shelf) are some divided lunch trays made for kids that I also read are good for ongoing projects.
In other important news, my superb wire cutter arrived yesterday. I used it in one of the Tribal Bracelet lessons I am working through.
Let me confess that my wrappings look nothing like the beautiful, even work of Sharilyn Miller, but I am sort of pleased that I am getting just a wee bit better at it.