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Topic: HUGE bead storage PROBLEM!!!  (Read 3163 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2006 08:56:06 AM »

I use a couple of the Akro-Mills portable craft organisers:

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I like them especially because they have large compartments in the bottom half and smaller ones in the lid (top) half. Plus, with handles, you can store them flat or on their sides - and the dividers stop stuff from escaping from one compartment to another. And, for sanity's sake I also keep beads separate by putting them in those little craft ziplock baggies...

I currently have two of the Akro-Mills (catalogue #6118)- one for large/lampwork beads (bottom) and findings (top) and another for seed beads (6's and 8's on the bottom and 10s/11s/15s in the top). Plus a Tupperware container for thread, needles etc..

My bead collection isn't too big, but the containers are cheap-ish (I got mine from Orchard Hardware Supplies for about $20 each), so you can buy several and organise them by size/colour etc...I like them much better that the normal Art Bins because you can see instantly whats in them by looking at the top layer - which is transparent - rather than having to slide out each Art Bin drawer, trying to find what you're looking for.

Anyway, hope this helps - and Merry Xmas all!!
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2006 08:57:22 AM »

My problem has been solved!!

For Christmas I got 500 metal tins with glass lids and sheet metal.  I'm in the process of cuting and gluing magnets on the bottom of each tin so that my they will stick to the metal.  My boyfriend is going to cut it into wide stripes and anchor it the wall when we move and all my beads will be on display and hopefully result in great home decor and inspriation to bead

Thanks to everyone who gave great suggestions

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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2007 02:50:00 PM »

If you have wall space a old friend of mine actually mounted a peg board from waist height up- she made sure there was space between the board and wall (using 2x4s?) and put hooks in the pegs. She then hung her bags/strands etc on the pegs.

EDIT: aha. Looks like you found your solution! Congrats!

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