Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Work Space

I'm finally getting my new work space set up. I have a large L-shaped desk from Ikea that I set up in the family room. The smaller part of the L hold the storage drawers. I think most jewelry artists have a tendency to collect many beads and finding, and I'm no exception. I'm still moving things around and trying to fit everything in, so I'll post more on that later, when I get it all figured out!

Storage Area

The middle section of the desk is where I do most of my work. My beads, findings and tools are within reach, and I have lots of light.

Middle Work Area

The larger L-section is my secondary work area. It contain most of my tools, some magazines and a computer. I'm hoping that there will be room to set up my light cube here, although I haven't tried that yet.

Secondary Work Area

Now that my life has calmed down a bit and I'm on summer vacation, I'm hoping that I can use my new space to create lots of pretties. I'm also planning on trying some new techniques, including wire weaving and wire crochet. Have I mentioned that I love working with wire? LOL

Here is my first attempt at a crocheted bracelet. I used 28 gauge black wire and glass rondelles.

Wire Crochet Bracelet
I think this looks almost like polka dots. Polka dots can be a lot of fun, but they can also be quite sophisticated. To see examples of polka dots used in a sophisticated way check out my fellow Skiggaziner Stacy's blog. Stacy is planning her wedding and the theme is polka dots! How cool is that?


ChezChani said...

That looks great. Though I have a 3 bedroom house all to myself, and one room I do all my crafting in, I just sit in front of a computer with a TV tray table by my side to work off of. Most of my stuff is scattered here and there. All the stuff related to my current passion, Peyote, is on the futon on the other side of my chair. Maybe there's a specialty here...Craft Room Organizers. They can come in and organize everything. I'd post a pic of the DISorganization but it's guaranteed to give a crafter nightmares.l

dentedhalo said...

OOOoooh, look at the pretty clean work area! I didn't know that was possible! LOL, love the crocheted bracelet pretty, I love polka-dots too!

KimberlyRies said...

Your work area is so neat and organized! An inspiration to the rest of us. I'll have to post pictures of my space. It's chaos right now! Love the crocheted bracelet! I want to try that sometime.

Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

Well, I wished it always looked like that! When I'm in the middle of creating, it looks like a tornado ran through it. It is much easier to get back in order though.

mygemstonebox said...

I love your wire crochet bracelet, very colorful. That would be a staple to anyone's wardrobe. Keep up the great work....Envious of you lovely clean work area too.