The title of this post sounds like a title from one of those “What the Yuck?!” articles you would read in any of a number of popular women’s magazines – doesn’t it?! I am actually referring to my jewelry studio down in the basement. When I am pounding away on something – my daughter has been known to say “What’s going on down there Mommy?”
This is my jewelry studio. Dark room. No natural light. One tiny window (that’s under a deck). A generally uninspiring space. The only room in the house that has not had any decorating attention. One day I will organize, fix it and give it the attention it deserves. One day. If only I could stop making jewelry long enough to focus on it!
For Bead Table Wednesday, I took a few quick shots of my messy space and my bead table where I have a few things going that I need to get done fast before spring break starts. We are headed down to Florida during break to visit my parents for a few days.
Through the door. I like to see the girls when I first walk in.
To the right some wood that is going to turn into an installation with hooks, knobs and nails to hang jewelry on. I am going to stain it with a colored opaque stain so the wood shows through. The idea is still forming. That wood is sitting there so it bugs me to get it done. The Tonsu chest is an antique piece from my husband’s grandmother. It dates back to the late 1800’s. This little chest holds all my jewelry making magazines, lots of wood beads, fabrics, ribbons and silk sari yarn and my Vintaj Big Kick machine and supplies.
There it is. The main beading table. What a mess – right?! I am an organized person if you were to look around the rest of my house – but my bead room, I just can’t seem to keep it clean and organized. Pictures taped on the wall of some of the jewelry that inspires me from other artists. I obviously started this before Pinterest! I have a huge pile of pictures on the floor of other inspiring pictures that need to go on the boards and on the wall. My bead boxes haphazardly stacked at my feet so I can grab them easily. I dream of them being on a shelving unit that is built over my work table.
Turquoise beads and waxed linen that quickly need to become a bracelet to fulfill an order!
Some beads for necklaces and earrings in the works. A finished macrame bracelet I made for myself, on top of the leather spool.
That’s how my beading space looks these days. If you’re interested in what’s on the table of other beaders, visit Heather Power’s BTW Flickr Group.
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