September 20, 2015

Chain Card

To keep the chain neat and kink-free, wrap it around a business card. Cut two notches at opposite edges of the card and secure the ends in the notches. You may want to label the card with information about source, size, the price, item number.
Variation: Instead of thin business card, I use an old plastic card such as a gift card, a credit card, a membership card. Also, I peel the label from the vendor’s plastic package and place it on the card. So, I have all info about this chain.

September 6, 2015

Organize your wire

I keep all my coils of wire (I order mine from wire-shulpture) in an accordion folder.
I have separate folders for different wires: copper, sterling silver, sterling silver filled, etc… Each pocket is labeled with the gauge and type (dead soft- DS, half hard- HH). Keeping the wire inside plastic bags will also cut down on tarnish (I keep my wire in the original bags.)
It's easy to see what I have and what needs to be reordered.