During my studio tour, customers can pick beads and different stringing options. Sometimes they need a cord size that I don’t already have made up or I have to order a different thickness. Or they’ll choose a few beads and design with me right there on the spot to come up with a piece that appeals to them. If I don’t have everything I need I’ll put the components/beads that I do have, into a baggie with their paid receipt and a detailed description of what the order is. After the show (and after I’ver dug out and reorganized my space so I can work again) I go back to the orders and start constructing the pieces and get them ready to ship or deliver.
I’m a little afraid of being able to identify my supplies now because I also keep some of them in ziploc bags. Like my coils of sterling wire. I keep them in a file cabinet, each coil in it’s own large sized freezer ziploc bag with a sticker on it labeling what guage it is and wheter it is dead soft or half hard.
Well, I just found a ziploc baggie with three partially constructed lariats in it. That is not a problem because, like I said, that is how I keep them separate until I am able to work on them. My concern is that that baggie has a sticker on it that reads: 20ga DS 4oz. So I’m wondering…where the heck is my 20 guage, dead soft sterling silver coil of wire?