I went over to my friend Tara's last night for a little beading date. Tara makes beautiful jewelry and sells it at local craft fairs and on Etsy at Beaded Bird.
Tara just renovated her studio space which is on the 3rd floor of her beautiful home. I love what she did with the space. She found a nice full length of counter top at a local bargain center, and placed it on top of these sweet black modern cabinets, that have drawers/cupboards with cool contemporary handles. This is her work space. Above the counter she installed some metal sheeting and framed it all in with wood, and painted the wood black.
To store her beads, she placed them in little clear topped, screw lid containers and put magnets on the back of them so that they stick to the metal sheeting. This gets all the beads up off her work space and she can't see them at a glance! Brilliant!!
I created a couple of pieces while I was there, and will be listing them for sale on Etsy this morning.