Do you throw away the unused leftover beads, or do you put them in a jar and sort them out as needed? Also, how do you work in a living room without losing everything?


I never throw beads away. Since most of my beads are in the hardware/auto parts cases, organized by color, I usually take out the removable rectangular inserts for the colors or beads I think I might want to include in the jewelry design I’m working on. Then, as I choose the specific beads for the design, I put several of each into the wells on my flocked beaded jewelry design board. When I’ve finished making my design, it’s easy to put away the leftover beads because they’re still separate in the beaded design board wells.

Updated on April 11, 2018

Original Article:

The Best Ways to Organize and Store Beads and Jewelry Supplies
By Margaret Schindel