Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bead porn

You knew it existed.

Did you think it would be like this?

Even I am shocked. I've unpacked all my lampwork beads and put them in a drawer (no, I will not tell you which drawer, that is a state secret) and now I can pore over them, raggedly mumbling, "my presiousssss . . ." for hours on end.

And, since I can see them easily and often, I may even use some. Actually, I figure I'm going to have to use some, or the drawer will fill up and I won't be able to buy any more.

We all know what a tragedy that would be.

As you can see, they are neatly organized; I string them on pipe cleaners and attach a tag at the end with the artist's name on it. When I have a card, I punch a hole in that and use it. They're not organized by color or anything, but that's okay. When I use lampwork, I usually start with the lampwork beads and match other beads to it.

Now, where shall I start?

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Love the pipe cleaner idea I am so stealing it!!! Be careful of the drool when viewing the drawer though!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Oh my! I had to click on the picture to get a closer look at all those beauties!

I love the pipe cleaner idea too. I have mine stored in a big box but each bead in a zip lock bag with the name of the artist on the bag. Some are easily recognisable as to who made them but some I'd have no idea unless they were labelled!

I look forward to seeing some of them in your pieces!

Karyn

Danagonia said...

LOL - bead porn - good one Cindy!!

Nancy said...

Oh how delicious that drawer looks! I am drooling even now! Great idea about the pipe cleaners, may have to borrow that. Have a great day! ~Nancy