I never really thought too much about organizing my tools in a way that worked for me. I basically kept them all in a big basket and would grab what I needed out of the basket whenever I was making jewelry.
Then I started to accumulate more and more tools. I had old ones that I don’t use along with the new ones I use constantly. I was always digging around.
Then I found this acrylic tool holder.
To be honest, I didn’t think it would make that big of a difference. I figured that I would basically do what I did before, but instead of digging around a basket they would be neatly hanging on this tool organizer.
I was wrong! This has helped so significantly in my work flow. I have all of my most used tools right at my fingertips at any time. I can move it around easily to wherever I’m working. When I’m making my ETC TV videos, I have everything right there. I don’t have to stop what I’m doing because I suddenly need to grab a tool I forgot to grab.
At first I tried putting a lot more tools on this thing. It didn’t work as well. Now I have the tools that I use most often and it works great!
I got mine at Fire Mountain Gems, but I think these are pretty common at most jewelry supply stores.
How do you organize your jewelry making tools?