I use flat bead containers to store my beads and have them organized on shelves for easy access and clear labels that help me save time as I search for that perfect piece to bring each project together.
I set my work area in a way that once I am inspired I can work for long hours. I have a good comfortable desk chair that swivels from my computer to my work table and lighting is very important. I prefer the natural light from my big window.
Once I've created my masterpiece, I have a work area for photography. When you sell over the internet you must appeal to the eye. A decent camera and lighting help to bring out the beauty in your artwork, enhancing details and eliminating shadows. Sometimes you have only seconds to convince someone to stay in your shop, I think clear professional looking photos have that power.
I'm a very clean person and like to clean all my beads before touching them, it makes more work for me but i'd rather sell clean items. I use hand santitizer constantly. It's important to me that anything I touch will be germ free for the person who wears it. I'm sensitive to dust and grime on my skin and treat all my customers as if they are also. As far as cleaning my tools there is no need to because I have clean hands. Keeping my cutters sharp is important. I can't really sharpen them so buying new ones every year is my only choice.
Nope ... it's not necessary but wearing my glasses protects my eyes from metal clippings when I cut the excess after wire wrapping a stone or glass.
This last question is really one for 'wishing' and it's fun to ask it ... If you could own any kind of tools that aren't related to your own craft what would they be?
I'd love to own my own pottery wheel and kiln to make pottery.