These next three photos show some of my bead storage. This is the bottom of the stairwell that leads to our apartment. The wall storage bins are for my accent beads, findings, and some gemstones. The space under the stairs is where I have two bookcases - the large one for seed beads and (surprise!) books. I've been slowly acquiring those square flip-top boxes for my seed beads. I really like the visibility and compact space they afford. The smaller bookcase is for storage containers, cat toys & treats, and the odd craft or two. When was I into aromatherapy??
Here are the Bead Guardians. That's Montag on the bench, ever vigilant. The cat with the shoe fetish under the bench is Carmen. Actually, right now, they like to hang out down by the door - the floor there is linoleum over concrete and it's just about the coolest spot in the building. If it's this hot again tomorrow I won't get much beading done. Maybe I'll post pictures of my chunky-bits storage then.
As I type this, it's 9:30 at night and the temperature outside is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The air conditioner is struggling to keep it about a degree cooler in here. Too hot to bead.
I can't believe I just said that.