When you open the box up you have a removable tray with 3 sections, the larger one at the back will definitely hold 6 x 17cm made up bracelets snugly, the middle sections holds 3 in the same way, and the raised section holds 1. I have to admit I have no idea why this is raised or what it's original purpose is but maybe someone will be able to tell me?
Underneath there are 10 rods to thread beads on, I find I can fit between 10-12 depending on the thickness of the beads, you also have 8 boxed compartments which are ideal for accessories or more beads!
As soon as I got the box I wasted no time at all in filling it full of beads and the bracelets I had made up at the time, I was desperate for this to arrive as my two travel cases were stuffed to the gills with beads and they kept pinging out every time I opened them, plus I had no more room for made up bracelets and I had the embarrassing issue of never being exactly sure of what beads I had to hand. (The
problem amazing result from having had such a manic collecting period over the previous few months).
So my box within an hour of it arriving...
Those of you who've been reading Curling Stones for a while know that I love to make and break up my bracelets on a regular basis and that it's quite rare for me to use all my bracelets and have them made up in semi-permanent combinations.
However, being able to see my beads in this way really helped me to make new bracelets that I'm keeping together for longer, whether this is because I have somewhere to store them properly now without compromising bead space, or whether this is because I'm making bracelets that have a longer shelf life, or indeed, whether it's because I have more of both beads and bracelets so I can still get variety whilst I have them made up... who knows?
I showed my friends some before and after photos of my bead box and this is what it looked like last month...
If you're wondering why the photos don't match up so nicely as comparison shots it's because I don't always plan out blog articles, my blog often tells the stories that I've already told my friends, the photos I take on my phone as and when I do this, individual moments in time but unless I've already had the idea for the blog I don't always remember to take photos in the "best way" for the article.
The sharp eyed amongst you will realise that this was before I'd cracked my Blue Galaxy Bracelet which was still a work in progress at this stage and it was also before Easter and my Easter Swap Bracelet was made!
As I'm looking at the box now, the worrying thing is how quickly it can fill up even with all the bracelets made up... oops!