Easy beading tool holder to make
Do you have a load of empty reels of fireline that you’re not sure what to do with? Or, do you struggle with losing your beading tools? Well, I’ve got one solution to solve both problems! This is a really easy beading tool holder to make by up-cycling empty Fireline reels. It will take you less than half an hour. And, you don’t need any special skills or tools to make this. So, shall we get started?
Gather together your tools and materials for this free project
I’ll be going over all this in the video in just a minute. But you might want to gather the following tools and materials before you settle down to watch.
- At least 3 empty reels of Fireline beading thread
- Some card – re-use packaging, like an old cereal packet
- Wrapping paper, or similar decorative craft paper. Again, this is a great opportunity to re-use old paper instead of recycling it
- A pair of household or craft scissors
- Some sellotape
- A pen
- Ruler, or similar object with a straight edge along which you can draw
Easy beading tool holder to make with these video instructions
So, now you’ve gathered everything together, it’s time to settle back and watch. I’ve structured this how-to video in sections. So, you can just press pause at the end of each step. Then carry out the step yourself before returning to see what happens next.
This is a simple craft project. So, you might even want to try it with a child (with appropriate adult supervision, of course).
I’m sure you can think of other uses for the holder we’re about to create. So, if you are an avid bead-weaver, this is a great way to use up all your old reels of fireline. And it will save you from buying a beading tool holder, or whatever other kind of holder you decide to make.
As you’re about to discover, you can easily alter the size of your holder. So, the only limitation to this project is your own imagination.
The necklace pattern
Oh, and before I forget, in the video, I mentioned the necklace I was wearing. So, if you fell in love with that (it’s one of my favourite necklaces to make and to wear), then take a closer look…
Why do you need this beading tool holder?
As I said in the video, this easy beading tool holder is a great addition to your beading workspace. Even when I am bead-weaving, I sometimes want to grab my round nose pliers to help ease my needle out of a tight spot. I may also want a pair of pliers to break a rogue bead. Then, there is my bead scoop – lovely to have that on hand at all times. I even stand my thread burner in my tool holder.
So, this is basically a great way of storing everything, but making sure you have it all to hand to grab easily.
Now, if you’re a tutor, this is also great. Having an easy beading tool holder to make yourself will save you a lot of money as you get set up for classes. Although people may bring their own tools, I always like to have tools on hand for them to use during the class. So, I store my tools in these tool holders. Then, just arrange them along the beading work table, and students can grab what they need.
(Just make sure to do a quick inventory before the end of the class, to ensure nobody walks off with your tools! Again, the tool holder makes that easy as you can count everything in the one place).
So, whether you’re looking for bead storage at home, or for workshops, this is the perfect (free!) solution.
If you like saving a bit of money and enjoyed making this, then I have another suggestion you can try. How about making your very own bead travel case? Sound good? Then here is the link to the free tutorial for that little craft project.
Hopefully, you also used that opportunity to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’m adding new videos all the time. It’s a mix of different things. So, you will find some free projects like this. I’ve also included free technique demonstrations. So, you can get to learn the basic beading techniques. Then, I have some fun little beading videos, just like ‘The Little Red Chair‘, or the introduction to my beaded chocolate box. Basically, it’s a real mixture, but something for any beader to enjoy.
And, of course, if you need more bead storage ideas, I have a whole section for you, at this link. So, enjoy!