Bead Organization...Traveling?

Crazy quilt projects can use up a huge variety of beads. So, when you travel...do you just leave them off until later...or take the beads with you?  I've traveled by car with trays of beads before...they are heavy and take up a lot of room. I also have a circular bead carry case...which is great.
 

But, I found this and like it even more...and it is cheaper! A win win!
It's for medicine...it a pill keep. Each little compartment is actually four compartments...each open independently of the others. And there are fourteen of these...so room for 56 types of beads. Yes, you would only get abut 1/2 teaspoon of beads in each...but, that's a lot of beads if they were seed beads or little pearls.
 

And the tapestry cover is too cute! I found this version at Miles Kimball online, and it was only $8.99 before shipping.
So, think outside the box...the next time you need to travel with a crazy quilt project.
And, another little traveling tip for you. If you are afraid that cases will "open" when traveling...put a little piece of surgical tape (like you get for holding gauze over a wound) over the lid and down the sides. It is easily removed and re-applied over and over again...much better than clear or packaging tape.


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8 comments:

Gerry Krueger said...

I love this idea and see I could adapt the concept to our I carry beads and a CQ case would be just TOO cool. Thanks for posting this as I never would have thought of a traveling case for beads...

Melody said...

Such a clever idea. I might try it too.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great idea! I have visions of bead chaos at my home

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a great suggestion! I don't travel as a rule, but this case is just too nice not to use every day.

Meari said...

I have one exactly like yours that I use for beads! :)

Renata's arts and crafts said...

Thanks Kathy for sharing with us your findings. Is a great idea and much greater to use it.

Marilyn said...

Great idea Kathy. And it would fit in my handy dandy carryall tote that I made for taking my cq along in one of the side pockets. To put the beads in/on while actually working on them I glued a piece of felt to both insides of a cheap cigarette case from The Dollar Store. That way the beads don't roll around and I can just shut it if I'm not finished with that type of bead.

Arlene Delloro said...

Kathy, thanks so much for sharing this! I ordered mine yesterday. I frequently take beading projects with me and my regular bead holder is quite large and heavy, so I generally use small plastic bags. This is so much better and I can take such a variety with me. Can't wait to get my case!
Hugs,
Arlene