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  • How do you store you finished pieces ?

    How do you all store your finished pieces ...I am building up a stock of necklaces etc but I don't really know what to do with them apart from wrap up in some tisue paper - but I end up unwrapping the whole lot to find a specific item !
    Best Wishes,
    Lisa

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  • #2
    In grip seal bags (to prevent tarnishing) and then I keep everything together in a plastic box to protect the beads and crystals.
    Auntynet

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    • #3
      As above too, but you could put in a piece of paper with the name of the necklace(if named)and a little drawing that will remind you which one it is.
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      • #4
        I have a big slide-out drawer in the wardrobe - one of those ones from Ikea with loads of compartments....
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        • #5
          I store necklaces in transparent grip seal bags, and matching earrings etc in smaller grip seal bags inside the main bag so that sets are kept together.
          They are then labelled with a code e.g. B1 for a bracelet, N1 for a necklace etc, which corresponds to my stock list with prices etc, and stores in a big plastic box with a lid.

          Grip seal bags are great for stopping your metal from tarnishing and it keeps everything organised and stops it getting tangled up etc.

          The bags come in all sizes, I think Beads Unlimited also sell them in a good size for packs of 100 but you can also buy them from loads of other companies as well as ebay.

          Louise
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          • #6
            I use the grip seal bags for beads, findings and some of the smaller finished pieces. I also have the more complex necklaces and other items in gift boxes, all stacked on a shelf, with a little sticky label at the end which says which design and colour is inside.
            Jane

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            • #7
              Some necklaces are better hung up I find. My darling husband has put up a series of plastic coated nails inside a cupboard door.
              Could also try hanging them from a plastic coathanger separated by say blu-tak blobs???
              I also got a bargain from superdrug sale, it's a jewellery organiser which is basically a thick canvas rectangle, with a coathanger at the top, and material strips to hang necklaces off, with thick press studs on the ends. It's also got see-through plastic compartments for earrings. I love it!
              Think it cost me 49p!! The idea is you can roll it up and carry it places. If I ever get round to doing a craft fair, it'll be g reat!

              Helena xx

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              • #8
                I always store finished pieces in small ziplock bags that I buy direct from my bead supplier. Keeps them safe and free from tarishing etc.
                Carol
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                • #9
                  i also use clear zip seal bags, but i put a piece of card in them and place the necklace through slits at the top of the card, this way they stay in place, i can see what they are and also the don't tangle.

                  jo

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                  • #10
                    If you're using silver and don't want it to tarnish, try keeping one or two silica gel sachets in the box you're storing it in. Just hang onto any that fall out of things you buy!
                    I don't know if this is my imagination or if it actually works, but it seems to do the trick (and doesn't do any harm either way!)

                    Emily
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by EmilyRichard View Post
                      If you're using silver and don't want it to tarnish, try keeping one or two silica gel sachets in the box you're storing it in. Just hang onto any that fall out of things you buy!
                      I don't know if this is my imagination or if it actually works, but it seems to do the trick (and doesn't do any harm either way!)

                      Emily
                      I store mine in plastic sealable bags with the silica gel. The gel works by removing the moisture which is one of the main causes of tarnishing. I also give each piece a stock number, record the number and piece description in a notebook and put a label with the stock number on the bag.

                      Caroline
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                      • #12
                        I use grip seal bags too. They are great! I don't have enough stock yet to get confused but i think i will soon start to assign everything numbers and put it inside with a piece of paper.

                        I also bought a great Really Useful Box form storage4crafts.com that has dividers. It's great for keeping things that aren't ready to be grip locked yet in (eg, incomplete sets, part baked pieces, etc..).
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                        • #13
                          http://www.kernowcraft.com/products/...eal-bags-PL20/

                          Hope this helps!
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                          • #14
                            I keep mine on a piece of dowling, but then I don't have many!

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                            • #15
                              Superdrug Jewellery Organiser

                              Hi Helena, you have just described a jewellery organiser you got from Superdrug. How long ago was this? Do you think they still have some? You have just described exactly what I was telling my husband I needed just last night! I have started doing craft fairs recently and something like this would be really useful!! Thanks. Jo
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