We have certainly visited this subject before. There comes a time when the clutter in the studio gets in the way of a calm and creative experience and that time had arrived and hung around for awhile while I finished my last bead travels of the year.
So while cleaning the studio yesterday, I also did a lot of chatting with facebook friends. The majority are also bead girls, so they had useful advice when I posted how the odd bits were the hardest to find places for. Amy suggested the 'land of odds' bin where all the odd bits would live and that is where you would look for them. So I give you my land of odds bin.
She also suggested a put away bin for those tubes of seed beads that came off the wall and needed to go back. The problem is I have one of, ahem, two of them, and it has become daunting. Her advice was so obvious, the go back bin needs to be small, so you are forced to empty it more often. Pretty smart, heh? I should have thought of that. In the meantime, the go backs are currently hidden out of sight....who knows, some day I may just feel like tackling that job. But what I did do was put away every new color of seed bead.
My newly organized, clean studio awaits me. I have a local bead group who will be visiting this week to christen the table. It will also welcome a Bead Society class in January, the first workshop to be held where I don't have to scavenge enough tables and try to organize an efficient environment. I hope to fine tune it over time as I would love to host workshops once or twice a year with guest artists.