Friday, November 25, 2011

Beads ... Organized Beads!

Ever since we returned from California (Nov 8th) I've been sorting the new beads from my sweet daughter and getting them organized. I showed you some pictures of the work in progress in my last post. I am here to tell you today it is done!

A brief recap:
First the boxes from the mail with loose beads all over the place:
















Then the picking up and throwing them all in a bag of bead soup:
















Then the sorting...
















Sorting...
















Sorting...
















After all this sorting, I had two distinct stashes.  The first sort got all the beads together with their twins (no mean feat and by far the most time consuming part of the project), and I then had to meld them with my existing stash which had gottten kinda sorta messy lately, too. So here's a photo of the melding in process:












And look at them now!
















I can't tell you what a great feeling this is to look at them all organized and neat. It's really an embarrassment of riches -- so many beads so little to show for it. I am now going to start producing! I've been accused (somewhat justifiably) of liking the organization process better than the beading process. It's true that I can get lost in the process and I like that a lot. But now I'm itching to bead.



7 comments:

Copper Diem said...

That is so awesome! Are they all seed beads or a mix? show us the inside of the boxes - it makes my "organize by color" ocd go squeeeeee!

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Sally, that was some feat organizing all of the beads your daughter gave to you. Now I can not wait to see the beautiful pieces you will be making with your newly organized bead stash.
Therese

Helen said...

Sally I sure admire your stick-to-it-iveness...good job!
Now we want to see what you do with them.

whimsyvalentine.com said...

So awesome! Nice job!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

That is huge!!! yay!

Donna@soakinginmustard.com said...

So Sally, whatcha makin' now? Can't wait to see ALL the
bead-iful creations you come up with! Peace, Donna

Anna Fjellborg said...

Oooh, so many shinies!
For some reason I also do love the sorting progress as well. I can lock myself up in my room and stay there only to sort up my stash, and enjoy it xD

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