|Bead Storage Box Tutorial|
Here is the finished box full of pandora sized beads. You can use any size box the deeper the box the thicker the beads you can place in it. I find that these thin boxes are hard to find but worth looking for. This one is 8.5 inches x 6.25 inches and 1.25 inches deep that leaves about one inch of inside height.
The height of the canvas will be determined by how tall your box insides are and how big your beads you want to put in the box might be.
|You can see the layers, foam, tape, mesh and then the felt bottom.|
Cut your mandrels just shorter than the inside measurement of your box. You want them long enough that they will fit easily when bent slightly into the holes of the plastic canvas.
As you can see here I have little silver marks where the mandrels go in this box. The nice thing about these boxes is that the width between mandrels can be adjusted depending on the size of your beads.