Keep your sewing or crafting supplies in order with this handy organizer case from Craft Mates. The set includes six 14-compartment boxes in a convenient travel bag. Each compartment opens separately to minimize the risk of spilling small items....more
I don't have a private workspace so I do my crafting on the floors everywhere in my apartment. My dog would sometimes gallops and jumps through my stuff and send beads and pins flying out of boxes even with closed containers. I would spend hours organizing and re-organizing. I've lost a lot of beads,some either end up in the crevices of the carpeting or in the vacuum cleaner and this kit is very easy to label, store and use. Everything is together, stacked and secured. I have three of the bags, so when I have to make a project in the living room, I can transport my materials all at once. Also, the cases are slender so I can place them in the coffee table and sit in my couch to bead. Even if they fall off to the floor, the cases remain locked. I leave them stacked in the bag and my equipment in its pouches. The cells also have adequate size for small to medium beads, each cell has a soft base that makes retrieving and fishing tiny beads out with much ease. The windows are transparent enough for viewing but blurs light to prevent bleaching . The lids are grooved and lined, it vacuums air and keeps moisture out to prevent oxidation of metal beads and chains. They're easy to open but latched secure from kids. There's a shelf provided for labeling each cell.The bag, even with contents is light but sturdy and easy to carry by shoulder or by hand. Just don't store pointy and sharp things in its pockets. The bag is made of thin, unlined nylon mesh. It provides enough space even for one more case or store bulky materials, good enough to protect the cases from occasional abuse. If you have a crafting table, the cases are still very useful. It does so much for its price!
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from New York, NY (The Village),
May 16, 2011
I liked this item so much, I ordered two more and am thinking about a third. I do cards so I have a lot of embellishments, brads, pins and tons of other smaller items that all work well in these. I had started by organizing by color but I had too many different colors for that to be effective so now I have them organized by type, which is why I needed three. There is also a very handy outer pocket that I don't think any of the other reviewers mentioned, or if they did, I didn't pay attention. Big mistake on my part because those pockets are great for tapes. I am a Club O member so not only did I get a tremendous price on these containers, but I used reward points and got free shipping. My only problem now is that I have become spoiled - the compartments are funcional and there are a lot of them, but they're small and I have a lot more bigger embellishments that won't fit in them. Does this manufacturer make the same item with bigger compartments? Anyone know?
My daughter bought me a Craft Mates Case and trays for Christmas. What a great gift, it keeps all my jewelery beads and componants together and allows me to take them with me when I go away. I would recomend them to anyone who has a craft hobby that uses small pieces.
I had purchased another of these when I first started making jewelry a few years ago. I love the stackable and lockable nature of the storage. There is nothing more nightmarish than dropping one's beads, but with locking storage units, there is no danger of losing anything. The carrying case is helpful for attending craft shows and traveling in general. I often take my work with me or even repair pieces for friends/relatives on trips, so this set really comes in handy.
My mom beads and makes jewelry, so I bought this for her as a Christmas gift and she was ECSTATIC. She went on and on about how it had a bunch of pockets and bins for all her beads and tools, and she finally had something that could travel easily from home to her jewelry-making class. Success!
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How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate, as described
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
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