What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take time to set up your area to be comfortable, organized, well lit and relaxing if you can. I think I've been able to enjoy learning and getting started because of this. I am using a sturdy rectangular wooden food serving tray with a flocked design board and vintage muffin tin to hold beads. They fit perfectly, and I can put my things away pretty easily if I need to by just moving the tray. For lighting I am using an ottlite which can be found at joann fabrics on sale regularly. Also picked up a craft tool box and a carousel type craft storage for tools and such.