I am organizationally challenged. Just ask my mom, who cleans off my bead table every time she comes to visit. Of course, we won't mention that she picks her favorite Humblebeads that are on the desk and squirrels them away. After all, finders keepers...
You may see the photo above and think, well Heather you look pretty organized to me. And with this little corner of my studio I am! I organize my stones by color. Pearls, wood, crystal, Czech glass and each of my metals get their own boxes. I have 2 boxes of art beads from other artists and then my inventory is stored in another part of the studio. I do have each box labeled and in theory the label is suppose to be easily read when I glance down at my shelf. Theories, folks, theories.
This shelf is under my work desk and offers easy access while I'm creating.
Now onto the problem:
Did I mention things that are good in theory? I have two tables in my studio covered in beads. The future dig sits. One day I am going to make an archaeologist very happy.
Combine a shortage of time with ample work space and no motivation to pick things up and that is what you get. I'm showing you in hopes that I will change my evil 'I-don't-put-my-beads-way' ways. But let's face it, I would rather sit down and make a necklace for an hour than dig my way out.
Do you pick up as you finish a project or am I alone in my wonderland of a bead table mess?