An Unexpected Find
A few weeks ago, I visited Tuesday Morning, a chain store that sells
discontinued merchandise such as towels, cookware, and gardening tools.
The store was new and I'd gone in out of curiosity, not looking for
anything in particular.
I was surprised that they had a tiny section of craft supplies, mostly scrapbooking materials and a fair number of cheap plastic beads. Among the crafting rubble, I found the white box pictured here. It's made of a light wood and measures 9 1/4" (width) x 8" (height) x 5 1/2" (depth). It's very lightweight. Do you know what it's for?
The long sticks slide out and you can store spools of ribbon on them. Or beading wire. I was so happy to find this. It made a huge difference in my organization.
I kept all my beading wire in a drawer. Some of the wire had come off the spools. Other things like those little plastic bags and jewelry boxes had worked their way in. If I wasn't careful, sometimes I couldn't close this overflowing drawer. Just looking at this photo makes me feel stressed out!
I have all my FireLine and the colored wires on the top rung in the storage box. The bottom is the beading wire I use frequently. I had no idea I had this much stringing material, especially the FireLine. (That's one of those things that I always seem to pick up at bead shows because I can never remember if I have any on hand.) This new system makes it much easier to see when I'm running low on something.
I am excited that I freed up an entire drawer which I can now use for beads, including some new ones I picked up at Bead Fest Santa Fe. (Photos coming later this week!)
The best part: it cost $5. That's a pretty small price to pay for a little organization.