I keep a hard copy of all my receipts in a file folder, separated by company. I also use a software program (Microsoft One Note, although there are others) to drag or copy every receipt. I also make notes on purchases, highlight particular items, and have sections for sorting items or copying the item picture. AND I have a spreadsheet where I keep a numbered list of all my Delica beads: number, name, and the store I got them from. I'm trying to do this with everything from bicones to clasps, but I'm not there yet.
And, as someone else noted, definitely keep them marked! It took me months to figure this out. (Oh, and I have a pegboard for everything that will hang.)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
I store all my beads in containers with drawers or sections. If its a small bag of seed beads, I will write in marker on masking tape, the store, date, item, and price. If you buy a lot of seed bead tubes, you can put them all together in containers with large sections. They should already have the brand on them, as well as the price, so just write on the tube the date and store. For larger beads or strands, buy a stand up container in the hardware section of KMart, place them in the drawers, and on the side of each drawer, use the masking tape with marker, and put all the info on it, and place the tape on the side of each drawer. That way, when you use the beads, take off the masking tape, and put on a new label for your new beads! It took me a long time to do this, as I had not thought it necessary to keep track. Well, if you want to restock the same item, you have to do this! And if you're pricing your jewelry, you have to know how much you paid for it. When you're done with this, write on legal paper what is in your container and scotch tape it where you can see it!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
I keep all more invoices and receipts in a folder, and also use a spreadsheet file (like from Word or Wordperfect) to keep track.
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
When ordering beads save your invoices in a file or folder. Beads purchases elsewhere keep your receipts and staple to a note with information about your purchase.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago