This is the cabinet where I store most of my beads. Here you can see a good bit of them – not all. I store them in divided plastic containers sorted by color. In some cases, within a color range, they are organized by shape and size, in other cases, not so much.
I really, genuinely love beads and derive much of my inspiration from them. They can be temperamental. I have beads I might have bought 4-5 years ago. I bought them because I liked them and when I got them home they didn’t really want to get along with anyone else. So, I let them be. It is amazing, sometimes years later the exact right compani0ns come along and I see a possibility never before imagined.
It would be awesome to have room for another shelf like this – I don’t. So I store beads where I can, move things around, and make the best of what I have. And I try, really try, to honor what is beautiful about each and every one of them.