My obsession with beads is a constant struggle. I have quite a collection. I also have bought more organizing containers than you would ever believe all in the hopes of having one of those super clean and organized houses (you know the kind you see in magazines). One day I'll show you them in all their glory when I get closer to finishing my studio. It is amazing when they are sorted and organized. I love being able to go right to the box and find just what I'm looking for. I have a bit of a strange system some are sorted by colour, some by type and some by size but it works for me pretty well.
The thing is though I find I'm the most creative when I'm surrounded by inspiring things. Lovely piles of little glass beads can literally make my heart skip a beat. Colours everywhere. Turquoise, green, pinks and shiny things can make me giddy. Sometimes the best things happen when working this way. An unexpected roll of a bead into another pile can stir the most interesting ideas.
My new creations.