Organize your craft space with these bead storage containers so you know where all of your beads and jewelry-making supplies are stored.
It’s always fun to get new beads. Is there such a thing as too many?
But, when it’s difficult to find the beads you need when you want them or you forget what you have and end up buying more of the same thing, it’s time for a change.
Sorting and organizing your beads is one solution to this problem. Here are some ideas for bead storage containers you can use to corral your bead collection.
Bead Storage Containers
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1. Bead Organizer Boxes
A good bead storage solution is a bead organizer box. These come in a number of different sizes and have tons of compartments for beads.
Make sure yours has a lid that closes tightly and keeps the beads in place. Once, a friend of mine turned her organizer box upside down, only to watch in horror as all the seed beads spilled from their individual compartments. It was then that she realized that the walls of the compartments didn’t touch the lid. Oops!
2. Pill Boxes
Pill boxes work great for storing beads. Similarly to bead organizer boxes, they have separate compartments and tight-fitting lids.
These are usually small so they’d be great when you’re traveling with beads. Alternatively, you could store beads for individual projects in these so when you want to work on that piece of jewelry, all you need to do is grab the box.
3. Stackable Jars
Stackable jars interlock with each other to offer space-saving solutions for beads. The top of one container screws into the bottom of the next and there’s one lid for the jar at the top of the stack.
4. Plastic Tubes
Whenever I use up beads that came in a plastic tube, I always keep the empty container. Then, when I purchase beads that are sold in hanks or come on a string, I can store them in one of these tubes.
You don’t have to wait until you’ve use up beads from a tube, though. You can purchase these tubes from Amazon and other bead shops.
5. Resealable bags
Another brilliant way to store your beads is using resealable bags. These clear bags last quite a while and if you punch a hole in the top, you can hang them on peg board and display your beads according to color, size and type.
6. Homemade Bead Storage Ideas
Recycling containers to store your beads is budget-friendly and you’re helping the environment. Find items around your home that would be perfect for your needs e.g. empty prescription medication containers, spice jars, Tic Tac containers.
There’s an endless array of options for bead storage containers. All you need to do is look around to find what’s available. Sort and organize your beads and you’ll always know where everything is.
Need some tips for how to organize your beads once they’re in containers? Check out this article.