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Is there anything like Ravelry but for jewelry-making? (I'm primarily wanting something that would help me do an inventory of my supplies.)

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mjlayman
May. 9th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
I don't know of anything like that for jewelry, but I keep track of my seed beads, which is what I have the most of, by far, with a database on my computer.
firecat
May. 9th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Is it something you bought or made yourself?
mjlayman
May. 9th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I made it myself. It keeps me from re-buying seeds I already have.
clever_doberman
May. 9th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
really? as in an entry for each kind of bead, and how many you have?

I'm curious, how does that help you, or in what way do you use the information? and what do you make with your seed beads?
mjlayman
May. 9th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
I've got about $10K of seed beads, and so I have entries that help define the beads. The entries across the top are Type (letters given to sizes and types of beads by most sellers), Number (manufacturer's number), Sandi's Number (that seller's number), Betcey's Number (that seller's number), Beki's Number (that seller's number), Size, Manufacturer, Grams, Name.

This keeps me from buying seeds I already have, and it also shows me when I don't have enough of a color. I have so many now that I'm trying not to buy new, but there are some colors that are really necessary. When I finish a piece, I change the Grams part to the new number.

You can see what I make here: beadwork.mjlayman.com

Just click on the titles. I'm too lazy to make an index page and links and such.

ETA - I'm a really bad photographer, so they won't be very easy to see.

Edited at 2010-05-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
firecat
May. 10th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Your beadwork is gorgeous!
mjlayman
May. 10th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I don't have all of them up online; I have to take time to do that some time.
clever_doberman
May. 9th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
how will you use this inventory?
firecat
May. 9th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I want to keep track of sizes/materials.

Although what got me thinking about the idea was that I'm doing an inventory so I can get rid of some stuff I no longer want, and I thought while I'm at it, I would like to put the stuff I'm keeping into a database, so I don't have to keep doing this inventory from scratch every few years...
leandra333
May. 10th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Here is a website that reviews bead inventory software:

http://www.beadjewelryblog.com/bead-jewelry-software-for-running-your-business/

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