Crafting can really clear your mind, and with certain types of crafts, you can start collecting craft supplies really quickly. If you are as obsessed about organizing as we are, you probably agree that a clean and tidy craft station is a great way to keep crafting fun and stress-free.
One especially useful organization tool for your craft station is a bead organizer. Of course, you can use it for any kind of craft supplies you have at home, whether they are charms for jewelry or sewing supplies.
So what are the best bead organizers? The best bead organizers offer many secure compartments so you can separate and store a wide variety of beads, clasps, spacers, and other materials. Organizers should be large enough to fit all of your supplies but compact for easy storage. Transportable options are useful.
In this article, we’re talking all things beads – and particularly organizing them. We have a few tips on picking the right organizer to store your materials and then we’ll discuss a few of our favorite organizers on the market. So read on and happy beading!
Choosing the Right Bead Organizer
Beads vary drastically in size and design. Plus, there are so many tiny little trinkets and pieces that are hard to keep track of, especially if you are an avid jewelry designer.
To keep your beads and materials organized, you will need a truly comprehensive system that can help you sort and categorize them efficiently. This usually means you will need a LOT of compartments or drawers of some kind.
However, these containers and pockets can usually be quite small, so you can typically choose a compact organizer.
Depending on your needs, you may want an organization system that allows you to keep your craft corner neat and tidy or an organizer that can be great to take on the go. There are so many great options on the market that can accommodate every type of organizing needs.
The last thing you want to be sure of is having an organizer that is truly secure. Locking or tightly closing pockets or compartments are ideal, but as long as the organizer itself has a lid on top, you’ve got the bare minimum covered.
You just want to be sure a bump won’t send all of your beads flying!
The Best Bead Organizers
If you are looking for such a great organizing tool, read on to find our recommendations for the best bead organizers:
|1.||Darice Bead Organizer||78 tiny containers in tray + lid|
|2.||Craft Mates Bead Organizer||56 locking compartments, foldable case|
|3.||Akro-Mils Craft Cabinet||44 drawers of different sizes + dividers|
We’ve also got more on each recommendation below, so be sure to keep reading to pick the best one for your beading needs.
1. Darice Bead Organizer
This bead organizer has everything you need to keep your beading corner in tip top shape, especially if you have quite an extensive bead collection. There are a total of 78 small containers, completed with lids and even removable labels to help you keep your craft station organized!
These 78 containers allow you to sort and categorize your beads and related craft supplies, so you can feel free to collect as many types of beads as you want without worrying about storage space. Once sorted, you can add labels to the containers, which makes finding what you need extra convenient. The label sheets are included in the package.
The small trays are stackable into a big container. Once you are done organizing the beads, you can put them away in a neat 13.75” by 10.5” container, completed with a clear lid so that nothing gets dusty or spills when you’re not looking.
This design allows you to keep your craft station clean and organized, and you can easily find the beads you need for your next craft project.
2. Craft Mates Bead Organizer
This bead organizer from craft mates looks like a document binder, which opens to reveal two walls of containers. In total, this organizer offers 56 small compartments, each one roomy enough for large to small beads alike. This design allows you to sort your beads by size, colors, and patterns, without running out of space.
Although the small compartments are organized in rows, the lids can open individually for easy access. Once the beads are stored securely in place, the case can snap closed and lock in place, and you can take the organizer on the go.
When at home, you can easily put it away in your craft station. If you purchase multiple organizers like this one, you can label each one using a removable label at the back of the binder. You can easily identify and conveniently access your craft supplies without having to open each container.
This organizer is perfect if you need quick access to your beads and if you need to take your craft supplies to a craft fair or to school for a project. We recommend this option for its versatility, convenience, and how travel-friendly it is, perfect for keeping your stack organized even while on the go!
3. Akro-Mils Craft Cabinet
This 44-drawer storage cabinet is designed to be versatile – it is suitable for office supplies, hardware, and craft supplies. We love that the drawers come in two sizes – 12 big drawers and 32 small drawers, suitable for holding various beads and supplies.
If you don’t use up all of the big drawers, this storage cabinet also comes with drawer dividers, so you can customize the size of the drawers to fit your collection and adjust the drawers as your collection expands without having to purchase new storage options.
The frame is made of sturdy polystyrene plastic, so this cabinet can easily be wall-mounted or stacked together in your craft corner. This is a great space-saving option if you have a small craft corner that you’d like to keep tidy since it is spacious enough to organize every type of craft supplies, including your beads collection.
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