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New Beads, Pendants and Charms!
Yesterday I posted about meeting Kristi Bowman at Shipwreck Beads. During our visit I bought 2 sets of charms from her and a really awesome pendant. These are the lovely goodies that are on my bead table today.
These two sets of charms will become earrings. I especially love the pair on the right. I don’t know if I will be able to part with them.
This pendant has the most amazing patina. It practically glows. I’ll have to really think about how I can do it justice. You can see more of Kristi’s copper components in her Etsy shop, Dream Some.
I also brought home these beads from our shopping spree at Shipwreck Beads.
Last Wednesday, I wrote about my studio/guest room reorganization. I didn’t get as much done on that front as I had hoped. It was a busy week. I had a birthday, we went to the beach, my daughter and her boyfriend visited, I met with Kristi etc. Good, happy things; but very busy. So, as you can see in the picture below, the overall appearance is still a disaster (embarrassed to show this).
But, when you zoom in on things, you’ll see that the chaos is being beaten back!
This corner was a tumble of clutter. (You can see how it used to look here) It looks so nice now! I took out the white shelving and moved it to the den. The wooden IKEA drawers are mostly sorted (& labeled–love my labeler!) by bead color, however there are also drawers for all my pearls, and drawers for sterling silver, copper and brass. The picture below shows another similar set of shelves, with more IKEA drawers, near the door. You can also get a peek inside my cleaned up closet space.
This side of the closet used to be just piles of junk. Look! There is even some empty space! The back of my car is now filled with stuff to take to the Goodwill.
And here’s an organizing hint: The white shelves above the closet rod are designed to hold shoes, but I use them everywhere I need additional shelving. Just look at how they increase the usable space above the rod!
I don’t anticipate being so busy this next week. So hopefully this project will be completed by our next Bead Table Wednesday. I’ll keep you posted.
Do you have any clever organizing tricks you use in your bead or craft space? Please share your ideas in the comment section. Everyone loves new organizing tips!
I encourage you to visit the BTW Flickr group and see what is happening on other bead tables.