I have sorted categories of tools, etc., into the plastic shoe
FINDINGS -everything in that group, chains, jump rings, claps,
french loops, spare wire, etc;
RIVETING - wire, tube cutters, hammers, little stands, wire cutters,
steel blocks - everything I would need for a project.
LAPIDARY - rocks, slabs, dop sticks, epoxy, polishing compounds -
Linde A, etc.
ROCK DRILLING - Tripple ripple drill bits, heavy glass bowl, tubing
EXAMPLES - Bracelets, pendants, rings, belt buckles, etc
MISC TOOLS - heavy cutters, big files, sheers, sanding material -
the best are the 3M sponge impregnated with diamond. The new colored
sheets are great for finishing - a fine mesh with diamond
NEW TOOLS - My students like me to select new tools for them, and
some have none to start, like saw frame, files, shears, etc. I N
PROCESS - just that!
FOREDOM MANDRELS - large case with the little lazy susan holder
fully stocked All these boxes are used at my bench = eventho I have
my small tools handy - finding a particular item is easier from the
labeled on the top shoe boxes.
I also take all these boxes in the file carriers purchased at Office
Depot - have a handle for pulling and wheels! I teach classes away
things I will need for a session. Also, picked up an attache soft
side zippered case, which is intended as a light weight portable file
folder. I have sheets of each gauge of sheet silver and copper and an
assortment of bezel material in this neat case. In a filing
expandable case with handles, all the wire is stored by gauge in a
separate labeled slot. This makes for easy access both at home and
the off site classes.
Cookie sheets - the kind with the half inch lip - hold many current
projects. These are easy to store and get the “stuff” out of the way.
Blowing my horn…in the February BEAD WORK magazine, there will be
a page advertising the Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s BEAD BAZAAR -
dates April 25 and 26, 2009. The featured Jewelry in the ad are mine.
Sorry it couldn’t be in color!
Rose Marie Christison