So come on in and let me show you around my studio! I've completely revamped my work area in the last 2 weeks and am eager to show it off.
As you can see I've taken over half of my humongous basement--designating different tables for different tasks that need to get done. (For some strange reason, doing my bills and making jewelry all on one table was not working for me...)
This Christmas, Santa brought me not one, but TWO workbenches! So the old plastic folding tables got pushed aside for these beauties. (The wood still smells fresh!) And the Swedish gods at IKEA delivered the bookshelves--to organize my supplies and all of my art books.
This is my metalsmithing workbench--where I can saw, hammer, file, solder, sand, and burnish to my heart's content.
The bulletin board is new, too, and I'm loving the inspiration I get from photos I hang there. The yellow toolbox is a wonderful storage solution that allows me to keep my tools in a carrier that I can take to my silversmithing classes. (No more packing and unpacking!)
And then there's my beading bench. This is where I can string pearls and mix colorful glass beads and crystals.
In the center of my space there is a soft hand-me-down couch, a small coffee table, and area rug. It's not much to look at, but it's the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and oogle jewelry designs in magazines.
And finally, I've created a separate space for all business and Web related activities. I have drawers and a filing cabinet to organize paperwork and office supplies.
Up until now, all of this work was done in the corner where the bookshelves now stand, and I worked on my two plastic folding tables. It was a very chaotic, and it was getting harder and harder to come to work. Now this studio is one of my favorite places to be!
Thanks for visiting!!