Yesterday a friend asked me how I store my beads for my stitching. Then I realized I never shared my bead storage. So, this is how I store my beads for my cross stitch projects:
I purchased these boxes at Joann’s. Each box has 30 little jars inside. I use circular labels from the office store to label each jar.
I currently have 3 boxes full, with the 4th box just about full. Here is how they look from the bottom:
So if I want to add beads to a project by color instead of number, I can turn the box over and see all the beautiful colors and size of the beads. It used to be when I purchased a cross stitch pattern, I would buy the fabric, beads, and any specialty threads all at the same time. A couple of years ago, I realized that I was buying the same color beads over and over. So I de-kitted everything and started storing my beads like this. And this is where I keep all of the duplicates:
So as you can see, kitting things was not a very good idea for me. So now I look in my bead box and my duplicate bead box before purchasing any more beads. Do you have a great storage tip?