~*~ August 2012 - JAC Theme "Show your Stash" ~*~
Each month some of the members of the Jewelry Artisans Community make a blogpost on the same subject. This time they ask to show your stash.
Mine grew over the years so I made photo's of a part of them. :)
This is the story:
A few years ago I bought myself a large cupboard.
These are originally used in printing offices and so.
They contained lead letters used to print newspapers and magazines.
I have turned it into a bead cupboard but I have to give you a small warning to go with cupboards like these.
You can take out all the drawers and because of that it is best to bolt it to a wall.
I didn't and one day the whole cupboard, with drawers with beads and stones in it landed on top of me as I was sitting in front of it putting away some new beads in it.
It took me half an hour to free myself from under the drawers. Of course I had to be alone at home that day. :(
Because all my beads where scattered over the attic I had to fill all the drawers again.
This time I placed the heavy materials on the bottom and the lighter ones on top.
The gemstones and fresh water pearls I collected over the years. As you can see there is still room for some more. :)
Silver plated, tibet silver and base metal charms, bead-caps, spacer beads.
Glass and crystal beads.
This is not all, I haven't placed everything into the cupboard yet and I didn't make photo's of the rest of my findings, chainmaille rings and seed beads.
Go try and see the post of the other members. I will post the links as soon as I get them.
N Valentine Studio
Jewelry Art By Dawn