Saturday, June 14, 2008

Old Work Space

Here is a picture of my old work table. It's former life was as a kitchen table.

My main problem with this space was that when I pulled out materials to work with, there was no place left to work. I usually work on several different pieces at once. Some might be in the design phase where I like to pull different beads together and just let them sit for a bit while I think about it. Then I might have one or two pieces that I'm trying out a new idea or technique on, and I often like to let those sit for a bit too. Then of course, when I finish a new piece I like to leave it in view for a time so I can critique and/or admire it. So you can see how having a few creative days can result in a work table that becomes completely unworkable!

But don't worry, relief is on the horizon. I am in the process of setting up a new work space. I've moved a large L-shaped desk from the office to the family room. This will allow me to store all my supplies on one end of the L where I can also 'audition' stones and materials. This will give me the other end of the desk, about 80" to actually work on my pieces. There will also be room to set up my light box, so I won't have to turn the dining room table into an electrical octopus with tentacles of power cords radiating in every direction.

I'm hoping to have things set up within the week to get back to work. And hopefully I'll have some nice pictures of my new space to share.


ChezChani said...

I think you've done a terrific job and you're photos are excellent. I liked that song, who is that? Such a nice voice. And the jewelry is gorgeous. Best of luck w/your new work space arrangement. Something I should probably tackle but no time no time, got got got got got no time :-)

Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

Thank you for yor kind words! The song is Beautiful Goodbye by Jennifer Hanson.

Annette Piper said...

Hahaha don't feel bad about the desk. You should see mine!!!! I have a lovely big bench but I seem to cover it all and work in a space about 6" square!!!!

Thanks for popping over to my blog too! You asked about cameras - mine is a Nikon Coolpix L12 which has a 3x digital zoom. Providing you get a camera with a macro function you should be fine - but don't feel shy about trying it out in the shop (I did!).

It has taken me about 2 years from trying out my first ring to actually biting the bullet and making a selection of them! They're a bit fiddly but once you master that you should be OK. I still have some disasters though LOL.

Keep up the good work!

dentedhalo said...

Can't wait to see your new space! I need to do a little reorganizing of my own, and soon!