Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tips on Organizing Your Jewelry Making Tools and Supplies

Keeping the work station organized is one of the most common concerns of jewelry designers and creators. Although we all have different opinions on what can be considered organized, we must admit that a neat and clutter free working desk can have positive effect on creativity and productivity of handmade jewelers.



Whether you’re just starting to explore the world of jewelry making or have been a part of this creative group of people for quite a period of time, it is still important to develop an organization trick to keep your space safe and efficient.

From the way you organize your necklace display cases to the way you keep your materials in check, there are a lot of tricks to maintain the cleanliness of your store and work station. With perseverance and determination, you can enjoy a clutter free working desk despite your busyness.

Here are some tips and tricks on how to keep your tools and supplies organized.


1.    Invest in storage box and cases

When you’re just starting to venture in jewelry making, storage boxes and cabinets are just some of the things that you should be investing in. Make sure that your storage boxes are durable to avoid damaging your supplies. It’s also important to know what type of storage box works best for your materials so you can avoid tarnishing.

When shopping for jewelry storage box, look for a box that has clear or transparent surface so you can easily see what’s inside without having to open the entire box.

2.    Develop a systematic way to store jewelry

Keep everything easy to find by putting labels or tags on your storage boxes. Include the color, description and date of purchase to keep track of your items. You can always develop your own way to store jewelry or ask a fellow jeweler for practical advice on how to keep track of your supplies.

3.    Have plenty or zip lock bags in different sizes

Zip lock bags are very useful in keeping your items safe and properly organized. You can use it to secure unfinished pieces so you can continue working on it the next time. It is also a great solution to make sure that strings won’t get entangled with other items or that those tiny items won’t get lost among bigger ones.

4.    Hang some items on your walls to make it more visible

Are you always worrying about missing scissors or cutters? Make it easy to find by hanging it on our wall. If you can do basic wood work, you can create a space where you can hang your frequently used tools. If not, get the help of your husband or hire a professional to help you create a more organized work space.


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