Friday, November 15, 2013

Artists Synchroblog - November Studio Tour

The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it.  You can read more about the Artists Synchroblog here.

The November Synchroblog topic is a studio/home tour.

Although I do some finishing at a desk in my bedroom, most of the work is done in my garage.  This space has grown over time - I've been making jewelry for about 13 years and started out with a small area and a few tools. In the last few months my husband helped me turn this into my own little area and I love having a dedicated space for it.  Sure it's hot in the summer and will be cold in the winter but unless the temperatures are really extreme I can handle it for an hour or two at a time. 

This is the whole set up as you walk into the work area.

I have a chair to sit on when I use the flex shaft since it has a foot control, but the rest of the time I stand while I work.  I don't know what it is, I just don't like to sit and work on metal or glass. Sometimes I'll come across a video of someone making jewelry and they are sitting at a table...that seems so strange to me.  I can't be the only one who works standing up like that, right? 

The right side of my workbench is for soldering and the left is primarily for glass work.

I keep a variety of tools and materials under my main work area for easy access.  Glass rods, forming and dapping tools, etc.


The tools and equipment I use a little less often are a step to the side or behind my workbench.

Please be sure to visit the other bloggers this month to take a tour of their spaces:

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