Display Trays as Storage
by Judy Larson
When making jewelry, many of us have multiple projects going at one time, or many parts of one project. While ideas percolate, we set the project/projects aside for a while and then forget about them when something else shiny catches our eye. Keeping jewelry project parts easily accessible and/or out in the open makes it more likely that a project will be completed.
Instructions
I like to make bezels all at one time for all the stones I want to work on in the following month. Since I mostly work with uncalibrated stones, beads, and cabs, as well irregular shapes, I use compartmented display trays to keep parts made for each piece together in one place. Once the bezels are shaped, leveled,and on a backplate, I will label the bezel interiors and the stone backs with corresponding numbers so they can be stored together in the same compartment.
Judy Larson's Display Trays as Storage - , Store Wire Jewelry, , display trays as storage
Judy Larson's Display Trays as Storage - , Store Wire Jewelry, , display trays as storage
Some trays contain projects that need to be remade or finished but are not a high priority.
Judy Larson's Display Trays as Storage - , Store Wire Jewelry, , display trays as storage
Trays are stacked inside a cubby in my laundry room/studio. Since I work mostly with silver and the trays stack tightly together, there is only a need to throw a piece of silver cloth over the top tray to keep tarnish at bay (not shown). To keep myself on track, I work from the top tray down, moving a finished empty tray to the bottom of the stack.
Judy Larson's Display Trays as Storage - , Store Wire Jewelry, , display trays as storage

Materials

Black Liner Tray 4 Section
G20-32
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.17
  • Gold Club Price: $1.63
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Large 1 Inch Black Plastic Sample Tray
G1-61
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.57
  • Gold Club Price: $3.43
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Black Liner Tray 12 Section
G20-28
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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  • Category: Storage
  • Technique(s): Storage