Like most of you yesterday in the Mid-west and the East Coast, we had a snow day.
Jack got his wish and a day off from exams and Jim came home from work around Noon.
While the snow blew around outside, Jim and I spent the afternoon binge-watching Breaking Bad on Netflix and I did something that's needed doing in a looooong time...
I numerically sorted all my delica beads.
I know. Not only did we have Polar Vortex II but perhaps hell froze over as well.
For years I've used the old plastic-baggie full of plastic-tubes method of storage...
And yesterday I migrated to this new, space-saving, stackable method recommended by Erin Simonetti (I posted about Erin before here and here)...
I was lucky to find these stackable containers online at Joann.com and on sale. Check it out here. Erin has also had success ordering them from Walmart.
As I work through many of Erin's loomed designs, we have been using small numbers of beads with many colors. Though a kit is provided through the Bead-Soup store, I was wasting a lot of time and money by not using what I already had. The only problem was I didn't know what I had.
Now I do. Erin places the containers on the inside of the loom as she's working.
|Picture courtesy of Erin Simonetti's blog heading|
I am all set and ready to go for our Mystery Class in February. I needed to order a couple of beads to make the scarf for my snowmen so I'm waiting for them to come in.
Another snow day for us here and I am working on Japanese embroidery today.
Happy delica day!
P.S. A few of you asked about the looms we were using in yesterday's post. These are looms that Erin's husband makes and, as yet, they are not commercially available. I know that Kathy Fritz at Bead Soup is looking for a supplier to make the looms so when ordering information becomes available, I'll let you know.