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You've probably read and seen a lot about storage options, especially from Jennifer McGuire's videos and blog. When I first started collecting sequins, I bought this CraftMates 28-Compartment Caddy for about $6. Unfortunately, I did not realize that it was about to get super popular with all the crafters and eventually more than doubled in price and finally was discontinued. Insert sad face for always being late to the party. So I waited and, with my sequin and bead and confetti collection growing, waited some more. All of the gilding was still in the original plastic packaging so whenever I crafted, I would have to dig through bags to find the colors I needed. When I received The Ton's latest beautiful beads, I knew I had to invest in something. I had seen the Darice 82-piece Tiny Container Storage Tray around for a while but did not want to invest in it for $30-something at the time. Then I saw a friend post about it in the Facebook Stamp Junkies Group and that pretty much enabled me into finally purchasing it. I started with one to test it out. I filled it up with all the seed and bugle beads.
I love that it's small enough so there isn't too much empty space. I had invested in the other Craftmates boxes, but those were TOO big. I could not stand how much space they were taking up.
Now it's easier for me to organize ALL my beads together and sort it by color! The tray comes with a cover so that they don't fall out.
Then I tested out to see if I could fit my sequins in there. As you can see below, it was a success so I ordered one more tray.
These are also sorted by color. However, I placed all my colors sequins together, ranging from 4mm to 10mm. The larger ones were divided into two containers but since I had more than enough, that was fine.
I also stored The Ton's Couture Mixes in these. Here's a view with the container open:
This is the side view. Pretty simple design.
Finally, I bought a third tray because I wanted to store all my neutral colors and confetti separately. If you have a lot of sequins and gilding, this is a great investment. Do not let the price turn you off because there are 78 containers altogether. The 28-compartment was going for about $14 anyway so relatively speaking, it is worth the cost.
I also added The Ton's latest star confetti in these containers, too. Aren't they gorgeous? Now all I want to do is stare at my gilding! ;-)
I hope you found this post useful. All of The Ton's gilding can be found here. How do you store your sequins?
Also, I wanted to share how I am storing my embossing powders now. I bought this cool coffee pod tray and look - it fits all my embossing powders except for Zing! I still have to do samples and improve on my organization but it's coming together slowly. :-)
I have one of these CraftMates Lockables to giveaway to a lucky commenter.
U.S. only due to shipping costs. I'll select a winner from all the comments left on any of today's posts by Friday, August 7. Have a good week!