New Year's Resolution: Organize Your Beads with Beaded Labels!comments (8) January 6th, 2015
I organize my bead collection in a system of plastic compartment boxes-I found a couple dozen at the craft store and divided up my beads by color, along with separate boxes for metal charms, seed beads, and semiprecious pieces. For my New Year's resolution, I thought I'd reorganize my unruly craft room, starting with my jewelry-making supplies. Whipping up these labels, with beads, rhinestones, and charms hot-glued to neat strips of paper, was so easy...and now when I glance over to my bead shelf, it's a snap to find any color or type I want to work with!
- Colored or plain cardstock
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Assorted beads, rhinestones, or other pieces to decorate with
- Hot-glue gun
- Double-stick tape
- Marker (for labels you don't want to bead onto)
1. Measure or eye your bead box and cut a piece of cardstock that easily fits on the front side, without interfering with the lid snapping shut. I used color-coordinated paper, but you could also use plain white or a neutral color for each one.
2. Choose an assortment of beads, rhinestones, or other pieces to glue down to the paper. Be sure to choose inexpensive pieces you have duplicates of, or won't miss in your collection, and nothing too heavy, either. I like to use lightweight rhinestones, acrylic or Lucite beads, and flat pieces to decorate mine.
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