Thursday, March 18, 2010

Redemption! Work Space is Clean!!

Back in September Dawno and Beadin Path co-sponsored a Tweet Your Studio contest. There were three categories - Best Use of Small Space, Most Organized Space, Holy Cow! How do You Work in That Space, which I won. I went back to my blog and brought a part of it forward, just to give you some back ground -

From September 30, 2009 -

Here is the picture - I have added the numbers to tell you a bit about how I work.

1. That is what I call my mail center. This where I keep my boxes, packing material, tape - things I need when I ship a package.

2. My sewing machine - broke - it is now a catch all for my other crafts that are not jewelry making.

3. That is the cover my husband made for my earring board. The earring board is a shutter that I thread the earring cards thru. The cover keeps the earrings in place when I go to shows.

4.That is the murphy bed that my husband is building - he has taken 16 inches of my studio away from me - that is why it is in such a mess, i dont' have any more room! he thinks the murphy bed will be awesome for guests.......if you stopped by for an overnite visit, would you want to stay in that room????

5.My little work table for soldering and hammering. the coffee cans?? i store the dry mix for my vibrating tumbler in them, and my raw stones that need to be tumbled. I need a wet tumbler for that, but that is another story and another cup of coffee.

6.My other sewing machine - broke - on the floor under that is stacks of folded material, another sewing machine and a surger............i have a problem i think when it comes to sewing machines.

7. stacks of folded material, batting and stuffing - it is also where my cat sleeps when i am working.

8. storage for material - now that i am trying to explain myself, i am discovering i do have a problem.......

9. I store my finished jewelry in baggies in these 2 containers

10. That is my 'show gear' when I do a show, if I have room, I take my supplies with me and craft at the table to pass away the time. It is a great conversation starter and a great way to get ppl into your booth. They want to see what you are doing and it really helps them understand that, yes, you do make all of this by hand. It also allows me to make adjustments on the fly for the customer if it is not the right size, or to make a quickie pair of matching earrings.

11. That is my work table - stacked with with bags of supplies and my tools. That little bitty space right there in the front where my pliers are laying is the space I work in. All my creations happen in a bout a 18 x 5 " space.

Spring is coming and i am getting in that spring cleaning mood - purging mood - happy mood. Yesterday morning I began to did myself out of my work room.

Today it is finished! Newd was giving the floor a final inspection for me before he went to lay down on his bed in the corner. He sighed when he lay down, I think it was a sigh of relief!



  1. Hi! Thanks for commenting! This is fun already! You do make me sound a little boring, though! LOL!

  2. I recommend tables made with two short filing cabinets and a hollow core door. lots of room and lots of storage in the filing cabinets.

    You still have more room than I do....:)

  3. Oh my goodness, I just love reading your blog. I feel like I'm right there with you. I think I see a chair in the corner, can I sit there and bead with you? :)