I came up with a way to store all my sead beads above one table. It's a sort of shadow box that I already had on hand. It's decorative and functional. Here's a photo:
It hangs above the table where I polish, buff, and put together my jewelry. It's handy to see them all at a glance when I'm working. And very easy to just reach up and get the color that's needed.
And sitting in the middle at the back of the table is an acrylic container that I got from a kitchen supply store. I think it's normally used for condiments. I labled the containers inside to hold things I make that are in different stages of production. For instance, beads that need sanding, or pieces that need polishing, ect. It's pretty handy because the individual bins on the inside are removable. Here's a photo of that:
And one of my most favorite storge items are these wooden boxes with bins that I got on sale. They were being discontinued, so I got them at a great price. Each bin can be labled, and there are a ton of bins! I have a few of them on each table.
And here's yet another storage solution for beads. The spice rack. I have one that has 30 bottles that I use to hold my smaller handmade polymer clay beads.
And of course there is the usual ordinary standard cabinet that can hold lots and lots of supplies and tools. Mine came from Lowes.
And last but not least is the jewelry armoire. It opens up on both sides and has a drawer at the bottom. It holds most of my completed polymer clay jewelry. Excuse the mess around it, I'm still working on the rest of the studio. I keep my fine silver jewelry stored away in plastic airtight containers to keep them out of the air and from tarnishing.
So, what kinds of ideas have you come up with concerning storage in your studio? I would love to see photos of how other artist organize their spaces.
Have a great day!