The new year is always a good time to clean up and get organized, and there are few things I love more than neat and organized craft supplies! I decided it was time to tackle my messy stash of beads and jewelry supplies, and today I’m going to share what I did to organize all of my beading and jewelry supplies. Follow along for my bead storage organizing tips!
In the past my bead and jewelry organization has mostly consisted of a couple of shoe boxes stuffed full (overflowing, honestly) with baggies containing all the beads and findings I have collected over the years.
It was definitely time to retire that “system,” and when I saw this awesome craft organizer, I knew it was just the thing to help me out!
Bead storage organization supplies:
- Craft Organizer Bag (I used the Pink organizer, but it also comes in Turquoise and Black)
- Adhesive Vinyl, Electronic Cutting Machine, Weeding Hook, and Transfer Tape
- OR Letter Stickers
- A whole bunch of Beads and Jewelry Findings
The front of the craft organizer bag zips all the way open to reveal five stacked storage boxes perfect for holding beads, jewelry findings, and other small craft supplies.
Step One. Add Labels.
I added labels to each of my storage boxes to help me keep things sorted and easy to find.
You can either create your own custom labels using vinyl and a cutting machine or you could also used letter stickers.
To make your own vinyl labels with a Silhouette or Cricut, you will need to do the following:
- Design your labels in your cutting machine’s design software.
- Cut the labels from adhesive vinyl.
- Remove the excess vinyl from around your design.
- Pick the label up using transfer tape and apply to the front of the storage box.
Step Two. Fill Organizer.
After your boxes are labelled, it’s time to fill them up! I used three boxes to hold all my beads. One box for large plastic pony beads, one for wooden beads, and the last one for everything else.
The two remaining boxes were left to hold jewelry findings like jump rings, clasps, and more.
I love how easy these containers make it to find the beads I’m looking for quickly without having to dig through my entire stash.
Finally, I placed all of my other beading and jewelry making supplies (cords, chains, pliers, etc.) in the velcro pouches on the sides of the bag and the elastic loops in the top flap.
And that’s it! I am loving this bag! It is so nice to have all of my beading and jewelry supplies all in one place.
Hope this bead storage post gives you some ideas and inspiration for organizing your craft supplies!
While you’re at it, check out this DIY jewelry organizer box for your finished jewelry!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.