I've now been filling up this plastic craft organizer for almost three years!
I suppose I should explain what my Bead Box is...It's a simple plastic craft organizer with seventeen sections. I fill each compartment with beads and findings for a design. When I leave the house (before all the crazy started) for extended periods or just need to make something that's already designed, I dip into the box and create! I've actually had this version stocked for several weeks now. In fact, a few of the designs have already been made, listed on Etsy, and sold! But, before anything else happens, let me share how I stocked it this time around.
First, here's a better look at the whole box.
As you can see, I put most of the supplies in little baggies because previous boxes have taught me that sometimes the supplies migrate and confuse me if I don't. Also, I keep my wire (for the most part) separately. And, some materials like clasps, ear wires, and chains are simply added to the designs later.
So here's what's in each compartment!
|This bracelet was started and stopped before I decided to go ahead and add it to the box. The bar was altered with Iced Enamels. I picked out copper and glass beads in matching colors to go with it.|
|I had the idea to make a pair of simple tassel earrings that hang from small chandelier crystals. This will be the first attempt at this style.|
|Again with being literal...This pendant that features the image of a dog from a vintage dictionary is paired with dalmatian jasper beads. Yes. I went there. Faceted black glass beads will help break up the stone beads on the chain.|
|The classic blue on this found pottery piece led me to pick out glass beads in the same shade. I also selected a couple of floral beads that have a similar feel to them. Silver-colored e-beads will complete the piece.|
|If I remember correctly, this little metal bracelet piece had been an experiment. However, it turned out so well that I kept it. I ended up picking out some of the beads from the bracelet I didn't make in the last bead box and adding gold elements instead of the silver ones.|
|I think the beauty and simplicity of this soldered mother-of-pearl button really speak for itself. So, I chose glass pearls and gunmetal-colored e-beads to make a basic chain for it.|
|This little dream charm needed something else. I created a cloud of stars for it with tin and Vintaj Patinas. From there, shell and crystal beads were selected for its chain. |
|An old key was paired with part of a vintage earring for this pendant. It will be accented simply with pale jade beads and crystals on the chain. A metal chain will be added later to complete it. |
|This bead box is seriously lacking in earring designs (though the Etsy shop is flush with them!) As such, I finished out the box with this pair of tin snippings that will have small pink freshwater pearls added to them. |
And, that's the box this time around. I'm actually almost halfway through it so hopefully, you won't have to wait too long for the reveal. If you're interested in checking out some of my previous boxes, here's a list of them.
I'm a little excited about all of these designs, but I'd love to know which of them you are looking forward to seeing completed. Let me know!