A few weeks ago, I spent 3 days sorting seed beads. I had no idea I had so many of the little beauties, because they were scattered in various organizers with my other beads. So I got them their own little box which has all these other uniform smaller boxes! Each color could have its own space! What’s not to love about that?
I will tell you what’s not to love – spilling. They go everywhere! Add a big, slobbery dog wanting to play because you are in the floor, and you have a lost episode of I Love Lucy. A perfectly wonderful opportunity of OCD organizing ruined by having to scrape tiny beads from the floppy jowls of Annie.
But, as I said, in a few days’ time, while Annie napped, I did manage to complete the task, with a box or two to spare. In true OCD fashion, there was a place for everything, and everything was in its place. At least in my seed bead world, peace reigned.
The following day I received a package via FedEx – an event that can add sunshine to even the darkest day. As I joyfully checked my new box of treasures, among the focals, findings, and accent beads, there they were: 40 + new strands and colors of seed beads. Back to the chaos!