I got my partner for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party and I'm thrilled to meet her. Her name is Michi Pabeschitz from Austria and she does amazing lampwork which is great since I have recently fallen in love in all things handmade from glass! She is very talented and makes the most fun creations I have ever seen. Everyone of them brings a smile to my face! Please check out her blog and shop. Her Etsy shop is La Mar De Bonita. She has sent me a lovely email which I will reply to tonight because I've been busy today and finally accomplished something for :
Thank you Sharyl Mcmillian-Nelson for creating this challenge because it booted me into action to finally re-organize my jewelry work space. Unfortunately I am two days late for the reveal , but hey, better late than never!!! Without further ado here is what I've done this weekend.
I built this bookshelf and rearranged my bead storage so it's closer to me when I'm working. I hope that having everything close to me will inspire me to return things to their place instead of overloading my table! We'll see!!!
My table is tidied and ready for work. Those are the tools I use everyday for jewelry making. My hammers, files, tumbler, polymer clay tools, pasta maker and toaster oven are in my basement in"nanmade studio" Part Deux. I found some wonderful bits and pieces on the table that I had forgotten about so it was like getting new treasures. I also found this wooden thingy which I bought in an antique store to use as a mandrel for making hoop earrings. It's about 8 inches (20 cm.) long and made out of lovely aged wood. Does anybody know what it is?
I'll give away a pair of silver hoop earrings to somebody who comments on this blog post. Hopefully there will still be a few this late in the day. I'll pick a name at random from commentators.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my workspace cleaned up and re-organized. There is more work to come but not today. It's Oscar night and I need a nap before they start! I'll post any updates and changes I make over the next few weeks (or months!)
Have a lovely Sunday evening all!