Bead Storage

Bead storage can present a problem unless you have a good way to store them. You’ll need a way to keep them from spilling out all over the place as well as organizing them. Just having big bags or containers of beads is way too time consuming when you have to dig through piles of them just to find what you’re looking for.

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Top Storage Ideas

Here are some of the most popular storage and organization solutions. It won’t be hard to find just the right bead container for your particular needs.

Tiny Container Bead Storage Tray - made by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, this tray comes with the smallest size of bead and component containers. This storage system is great for seed beads, flat backs, small spacers, chatons, and more.

  • Set has 82 pieces
  • 1 lid
  • 1 tray
  • 78 Tiny containers with dimensions of 2x1-1/8x3/4"
  • 2 sheets of removable labels
  • 88 individual labels

Assorted Bead Tray - also made by Fire Mountain, this tray has a variety of bead and component containers, so craftspeople can select the right sized container for every type of bead or finding.

  • 45-piece set:
  • Lid
  • Tray
  • 13 Tiny containers measuring 2x1-1/8x3/4"
  • 16 Small containers measuring 2x1-1/8x1/16"
  • 10 Medium containers measuring 2x1-1/8x3/4"
  • 3 Large containers measuring 3x2x1-1/8"
  • 44 individual labels


Bead Organizer Carrying Case Set- always on the go? If you like to take your beads and supplies with you this is the perfect case for you. The case is specifically designed for organizing and carrying beads. It’s small, only about 10x8x1.9 inches. The translucent plastic case has a built-in handle, secure outside snapping closures. Inside the case are:

  • 52 boxes with lids that snap closed
  • 2 medium boxes measuring 4.25 x 2.325 x 0.75 inches
  • 34 Small Boxes measuring 1.5 x 1.25 x 0.625 inches
  • 16 Mini Boxes measuring 1.25 x 1.25 x 0.5 inches

Crop In Style Rolling Bead Organizer- this is the perfect portable bead storage and supply system. Organizer is compact and easy to roll. It features:

  • 4 embossed plastic sectional trays and lid that locks.
  • 1 embossed plastic sectional tray with lid and button release handle that retracts
  • 2 side handles and easy front zipper access
  • 4 PVC zipper pockets that are removable
  • 1 large slip pocket
  • 5 stable shelves
  • Measures 15.5''Wx16.5''Hx10.25''D

ArtBin Deluxe Super Satchel Divided Top & Bottom- both the lid and base have separate access. Two side bins with dividers give users multiple storage options. Comfortably fits on top of Super Satchel cube. Features a stackable divided top and bottom. Dimensions: 17-4/5''x16-4/5''x5''

A Different Kind of Storage Idea

After many years of beading, one craftsman hit upon the perfect space saving and organizing idea and has been using the idea for years now. After years of beading he was always frustrated with many plastic and wood bead storage containers because for smaller beads and seed beads he found them frustrating because inevitably the beads would slide under or over the dividers, getting mixed together.

That’s when he hit on the idea of using 2” x 3.5” zip lock baggies. Baggies take up much less space that boxes, bins, tubes, and various other containers. They’re much less expensive as well. The numerous bead bags he stored in larger stackable Rubbermaid containers. It was the perfect solution.

The Craftsman On the Go

With today’s storage solutions for beads it’s easy to just pick up and go wherever you like to do your beading. Most bead storage containers are made from durable, lightweight plastic and can easily be carried wherever you want to go. If you have a lot of beads and supplies there are plenty of rolling storage solutions available on the market today. Beading has never been easier.

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