Storing beads

i am seeking inspiration from my readers…

how do you store your beading beads? i need a creative way to store and display my beads… I really need them displayed so I can be inspired for my work but yet kept neatly in a glass cabinet… now, I keep my beads in sealed small plastic bags. Getting clear jars for them will take up too much space and can become costly if you have more than 5 types of beads!!

Anyone have any ideas on how to store beads? How do you store them?

8 February 2007
9 February 2007

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    Anonymous

    9 February 2007

    how big are your beads? and are there loads and loads?pillboxes?

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    drey

    9 February 2007

    yeah i have one of those large pillboxes with smaller compartments but i have very small beads which get all mixed up in travel!

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    Anonymous

    9 February 2007

    Are the pill boxes the ones that the tradies use to store their screws and such?? What about those little screw cap round stack up clear containers? they almost look like those lip balm containers. do you know what I am talking about??annie

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    drey

    9 February 2007

    yeah i thought about the stack up screw cap idea annie. how much are they? i have about 40 diff beads.. could be expensive!(ok, maybe not 40, but alot!)any other idea?

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    Anonymous

    9 February 2007

    go to an electronics store and ask to see their component storage boxes. I have one that has about 40 slots to store my resistors, capacitors and different values. I have the box and cabinets at work. The drawers are see through too. Seehttp://www.elexp.com/tkt_3133.htmor cabinethttp://www.elexp.com/tkt_3cb1.htmmore views:http://dkc1.digikey.com/US/PDF/T071/P2.html#Enclosureaddie

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    Anonymous

    10 February 2007

    not sure how much they are…will have a look when I go pass Lincraft next time. But what your sis is suggesting is what I thought your pill boxes were. Do they get mixed up when travelling?annie

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    drey

    10 February 2007

    no i have one pill box … something like what adeline suggested but my beads still get all mixed up and i have to use my tweezers forever to get it sorted again.annie, lincraft stuff is a bit too pricey la… *sigh*

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    Anonymous

    11 February 2007

    what about spotlight or golo, reject shop or warehouse? they have some crafty stuff..annie

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