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Baby Proof

Always make sure your supply box for your beads is nice and tight in case of little babies!!!

Storage Jars

I pick up pretty glass jars with lids from thrift stores and garage sales. Then place beads in them and label size and type. This way I can always see what I have to work with at a glance.

Bead Storage

Prescription bottles make great storage containers--I also peel the label off the bags and attach them to the prescription bottle. The plastic bags that the order is shipped in are used to 'stage' a customer's order and also to 'stage' materials for...

Label Removal

Before reusing those plastic bags your beads come in, you can remove the "MADE IN ..." printed on the outside by dipping a cotton ball or a papper towel in acetone (as in fingernail polish remover). You have a clean bag for storage or to use for...

Bargain Shopping

I too shop thirty stores for bargains. Look for jewelry grab bags--they are lots of fun. I found a wire sign holder and use for jewelry display love it thanks and be creative and keep on looking. Plus don't forget garage sale time is upon us keep...

Non-flame Wax Melting

An easy way to melt your wax when using to coat thread is to hold the corner for a few seconds against the openings in a metal lampshade (you don't want to actually touch the hot bulb). The heat from the light bulb does a great job of melting the...

I organize my beads in a clear box with different compartments.

I organize my beads in a clear box with different compartments. I have several of these containers and I separate my beads in them by color. I label the top and the side and store the containers on a shelf. I separate my findings the same way as...

Portable Work Area

As a stay at home mother of a 3 year old little girl I find myself having to store away, hide, and move my jewelry supplies around often. I store the majority of my supplies neatly in clear plastic boxes up high on a shelf in my closet, along with...

Working with Elastic Cord

Two tips when working with elastic cord--cut the cord to the length you need then:

Bead Book Storage

I use the amber bottles that medicine in. I take off the medicine lable and place the lable that comes with the beads. I also use a binder with the clear pockets in it to hold any of my bead books that fall apart.

Next time you go and get a slurpie,

Next time you go and get a slurpie, Save that straw. I take the straw and cut it to about the length of 4' total. I take a lighter and heat the end lightly, and use an old pair of pliers to close it up, pressing the end of the straw to make a bead...

I use SNAPS for quasi-permanent bead keepers.

I use SNAPS for quasi-permanent bead keepers. (I needed lots for some project ideas and examples to test/compare) Run beading line up thru a hole, straight across and down thru the opposite hole--then SNAP the other piece on. The snap should be at...

Like to bead in bed?

Like to bead in bed? Here is my tip for doing just that! I use the very long, hard oak cutting board that is recessed into my kitchen cabinetry and put a king-size pillow case over it to keep the board clean. I then take it to my bed and lay out my...

I have a solution to keeping the loop centered.

I have a solution to keeping the loop centered. This is working for me. Make the loop about 3/4 around then take chain or flat-nose pliers, put inside loop at that troublesome area to keep 90 degree corner and flick wrist back.This gives you the...

Adding Thread to a Project

When you feel like your thread can go no further and you only have about 3 to 4 inches left, stop making fringe. Thread a new length of thread onto a new needle. Bring the needle through the next bead in the core. Pull the thread through until you...

Easy Stitch

Use a 2-inch piece of tubing to help guide your needle through a thick beading base. Simply slide the tubing over the exposed needle (sharp end) and use it to power-grip the needle through the project. Take care not to twist your wrist while doing...

Bead Board Alternative

I laid out one of my favorite necklace/bracelet on my beading board. With a black Sharpie® marker where they ended. All I do now is design knowing it will be the correct length. Also, if you have any cafeteria food trays, these work GREAT for...

I currently use the empty plastic Crystal Light containers.

I currently use the empty plastic Crystal Light containers. Once you remove the wrap you have container that provides the ability to easily view the beads. Also, attach the Fire Mountain Gems product label to the container so you can easily re-order...

I use single serve plastic containers to store beads.

I use single serve plastic containers to store beads. I then use the lids to spread them out to find what I am looking for. I use an old time clothes dryer rack to hang my jewelry from for display. It allows the jewelry to hang nicely and supplies...

My tip is if you have a shelf or place to display your earrings,it looks nice to hang your earrings on a small bud vase.

My tip is if you have a shelf or place to display your earrings, it looks nice to hang your earrings on a small bud vase.
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