Your Personal Jewelry Studio Space Organization Hacks
Organizing your personal jewelry studio space doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a few simple hacks, you can keep your workspace tidy and efficient. From storage solutions to workstation ideas, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your space.
Pencil Storage Box To Organize Your Gemstones
I first saw this tip submitted to Metal Smith Society, and I knew I had to get these Supply Storage Box. They are small and fit under my second bench, but they offer a lot of storage to neatly organize all of my cab options. These drawers aren’t tall, but I was able to fit all of my gems in there. I love that you can take out the drawer that stores the gems you want to use and take it with you so you can clearly see your stash laid out and plan your work and designs. I’d say this is one of my best purchases for this year, and I love reorganizing the stones in there.
Document Holder To Organize Supplies
There are many ways to organize your metal supplies, and this is one of them. I love this one because I can easily flip through and see what I have and what I will need to get. I keep my chains and wires here and I use these anti-tarnished stripes to keep the metal tarnish free. It’s very handy and accessible. I usually keep it flat in the drawer so I don’t have any problems with items falling out.
The Magnetic Bar Attached To The Bench
I’ve added this magnetic bar on the side of my bench to be able to quickly and easily get to my pliers whenever I need them. It’s also great to be able to put them back without any effort, as I like to keep my bench top as tidy as possible when I work. It’s magnetic so you can attach to it all sorts of small metal tools, including files and tweezers if you want to just pick it up and put it back. It’s super simple. I found mine at the local store, but I saw similar ones available online, so just give it a quick search. I’m sure you will find it.
Organizing A Little Components
I have several ways to store them safely. I reuse little plastic bags to sort them out and keep them from tarnishing. One of the options is this little box with compartments. It allows me to keep all of the tiny bits in one place. I make small elements in batches, so it’s great to store them ready to be added to designs. The second one is this little box that actually came with cookies. I realized that it’s actually the perfect size to hold the components I use most often. I keep it on the top of my bench. It’s not the best quality as it was only meant to hold the cookies in the package, but it still works great. And the third option is actually also a pencil drawer. I like this one as I can see these supplies at a glance, and I know I won’t lose them. It’s very easy to access them.
Sticky Cards To Organize Gems, Components
I use the double-sided tape attached to the card, which I cut into the size I need. This is a handy way to keep your stones that you need on your bench in one place. I also use it to lay out possible combinations of stones and elements before I proceed with the final design. It helps me visualize my idea without losing these gemstones. I also have one to keep these little flowers in one place. I haven’t put them away in a plastic bag since I am currently using them in my designs and I want to keep them on the bench. I stick them onto the skies so I can see the sizes clearly. And of course, so I do move them.
A Dollar Store Lipstick Organizer
I found this one at a small shop. It’s a simple organizer for beauty or hair products, but as you can see, it works great as the benchtop organizer for your components and unfinished work or stems. It’s such a simple item, but I’ve been loving this one as I prefer to keep all the tiny bits in one place and away when I work.
Transparent Box for Jewelry
And last but not least, here we have the transparent box with compartments to store your finished jewelry. I found this one on Amazon, but they are widely available in different shapes and sizes. I love that I can see through the walls and I immediately know where each item is. I keep each jewelry piece in a little plastic bag with an anti-tarnished stripe inside for extra protection. It offers a lot of room for storage while taking very little space in your studio.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these little organization hacks that I use in my workshop. Which one is your favorite? Do you have any tricks that you’d like to share with us? If so, comment them down below. I’d love to read them )