Second Saturday State Of Your Studio
Printers Cabinet Progress Update
Beads of Clay Blog hosts Second Saturday State Of Your Studio. Participating bloggers give a glimpse into our studios and current projects we have underway. I missed the Second Saturday State Of Your Studio post for February, but I’m working on Spring cleaning in March!
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to de-cutter my studio and my life. It’s a year-long project. The Hamilton printers cabinet that I received for Christmas has been a big help. I had many un-housed beads that were cluttering every surface of my studio. I’ve taken all my faceted and special shaped gemstones and pearls and placed them in drawers in the printers cabinet. The rest still reside in drawer units I bought at IKEA a number of years ago.
Now here is here is the organizational work I am most proud of. There are about 7 drawers with very small compartments. Before we bought the printers cabinet, I checked to see if tic-tac style boxes would fit in the compartments. Perfect! So I have purchased a couple hundred of these babies and filled them with my seed beads, fire polish and crystals.
This was a very time-consuming task. Every time I thought I was all done, more seed beads would show their ugly little faces, buried in some remote place in my studio. Then I’d have to buy more tic-tac boxes and continue organizing. This was further complicated by the fact that I couldn’t find any tic-tac boxes locally and had to go to a town about 30 miles north of us. Worse than that, three times, when I got home and opened the packaging I found that all the boxes had cracks in them. So I had to go north again and exchange them. But its done now and I love it.
The colors in the drawers are arranged by the color wheel. Here is a close up of some of the blues. There are compartments for seed beads, fire polish and crystals here.
Be sure to visit the other blogs in the Second Saturday State of Your Studio group. Its fun to see what everyone is up to.