I hope everyone had a great weekend. I’ve been sticking to the job of organizing my craft room and it feels good. This is where I do all of my beading and jewelry making. I mostly do bead weaving. I can spend hours and hours sitting at this desk. I keep a tape measure under the glass desk top so I can measure strands while I work on them.
I’m using an old tea cup shelving unit where I store a lot of my glass pearls, fire-polished gems, and Swarovski crystals. I like these stackable bead containers because I can easily see what I have available.
These wood shelves I found years ago at a thrift store. I think it might have been a drawer insert at one time, but it fits my tubes of seed beads perfectly.
My tools are handy nearby.
And jewelry findings. I must have every kind of finding they make. There’s nothing worse than working on a piece of jewelry and realizing that you don’t have the right size or color of a jump ring.
More inside the top desk drawer.
My sterlite drawers hold different kinds of beading thread, wire, clasps, pendants, and you name it.
I have 3 lights with daylight bulbs. The light on the right has a magnifier attached to it. My poor tired eyes need all the help they can get. This photo was taken near a bright sunny window, so you can see how much brighter these lights make the area illuminate. By having 3 lights, I don’t get shadows.
The shelf separating the sterlite drawers is just a piece of painted wood sitting on them. I needed the extra shelf. I always need an extra shelf!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing how to make bead fringe earrings, a beaded arrow necklace, and a tassel necklace, if you’re interested. In the meantime I’m working on some shelves and my blogging desk in this room. So check back next week!
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