Kimberly Costello’s Beading Studio Is Small but Charming
Kimberly Costello’s “Pop” Goes the Needle beaded needle case is featured in the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork. Kimberly shared her beading studio with us, which is small but charming. Check out her adorable workspace!
Kimberly’s Beading Studio
Q: Where is your beading space located?
A: I recently set up in a small area in my living room for my beading work. It’s actually a multipurpose type of craft area that contains all of my crafting supplies, because I also enjoy other types of crafts. However, I usually find it most comfortable to just sit on the floor in front of my coffee table and bead while I’m watching TV!
Q: How is your workspace organized?
A: My desk, which has plenty of light sources, stores my most-often used tools and beads. I have a small antique cabinet that I decorated with beaded spools as drawer knobs — this is where I keep all of my Delica beads. I store the rest of my beads and supplies in one of my closets.
Pros and Cons
Q: What do you love about your beading space?
A: The thing I love most is that I actually have a beading space! It took me a while to finally set up an area solely for my beading supplies. I’m much more organized than I was, which is important when you’re trying to find that perfect shade of blue bead!
Q: What would you change about your studio?
A: Someday, I’d love to have an entire room for a beading studio to do all of my work — with plenty of windows!
Light It Up
Q: What’s your favorite beading tool?
A: I don’t know what I’d do without my OttLite. Good lighting is essential to good beading. It makes all the difference in a well-made piece.
For bead storage solutions that would be right up Kimberly’s alley, see the following articles:
- “Free How-to Bead Storage Solutions”
- “3 Tips for Organizing Your Supplies Without Adding More Space”
- “5 Easy (and Inexpensive!) Tips to Help Organize Your Craft Space”
Learn more about Kimberly in the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork. And while they last, get a kit to create a beaded needle case like Kimberly’s “Pop” Goes the Needle design. The Soda Bottle Needle Case Starter Kit includes 2 wooden needle cases, 15 mini bottle caps, and plenty of thread. It comes with the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork, where you’ll find the pattern and instructions for Kimberly’s design. The kit also includes a blank template so you can create your own needle case label.
Managing Editor, Beadwork magazine
Featured Image: Kimberly Costello and one of her bead storage cabinets. Photos by Kimberly Costello.