(Jewelry by BeaJae)
I’m an older young woman who took up jewelry making in my early 70’s and love it!
My biggest problem in my “studio” has been the beads, findings, stones, pearls, etc., launching out of my fingers and falling either on the rug or rolling under my filing cabinets.
I have 2 filing cabinets which are joined by my work top – a piece of countertop. It works very well as the work table top and can take a lot of pounding and other tough work and it holds up well.
My only problem was pretty beads bouncing out; stones launching into orbit; and findings finding their way into the pattern of the carpet.
I have spent a day every month using a sticky roller, magnet and grabbers rounding up my inventory. Yes, I drop a bunch – I’ve got arthritis in my hands.
I finally figured out the way to prevent the beads, findings, etc. from taking the tour of my floor and it is so easy.
I went to the local box store and bought their biggest plastic bin. It is a rectangle with sides of about 8 inches.
Now I sit at my work table with my feet in the bin and let things fall where they may. They roll off of my lap right into the bin.
And, my cats love to play hockey with the beads and I don’t have to worry about beads in the kitchen!
Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks?
Thank you for all of your help. I’m a big fan!
Jewelry by BeaJae
Catch a flying bead
Thank you for sharing this great tip, BeaJae!
I often have flying beads, especially when I pick them up out of the channels in my bead board where I’ve laid out my design. They often take that opportunity to make their escape!
Your tub solution would also be a good way to capture the flying wire snippets that launch themselves when we cut the wire.