Let's try this again. . .
So. . . . as I went through the beads, I found myself to be a bit more ‘ruthless’ with the sort. I even started to wonder what frame of mind I was in when I bought some of them. I know I was younger but so MANY of the beads were just. . . juvenile. Really! What in the world do I need star and butterfly-shaped iridescent glass beads for? What was I thinking? I know I wasn’t 12 when I bought these, but looking at them, you would think I had been. It makes me realize how long ago it was when I first started beading and how limited the choices in this area were. It was all too easy to bag up some of those types of beads without hesitation and toss them in the ‘get rid’ box.
The beads that did cause me to pause; I was able to pick up, examine, and get a feel for them. If after 30 seconds or so I couldn’t think how to work those into a design, I knew they were goners. Easy enough.
BUT!! Let me get to the purpose of this post. While I was sorting and organizing, I was able to come up with a really great way to make some of the containers look a little neater and help me locate items at the same time.
A little background: All my toggle clasps were jammed into one of the sections of a clear, plastic container. When I wanted a toggle, I would root around in that section for one I liked and then begin the search for its mate.
To remedy this, I pulled out a book ring and some large jump rings. Basically, I just hooked the two matching pieces together with a large jump ring and slid the pair onto the book ring. EASY PEASY!!
I did the same thing for earring wires too.
They fit in the container much better now!!
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