Monday, January 12, 2009

Organizing my Studio

As I have been building up my jewelry business I am noticing the great need to have my studio which includes jewelry supplies (silver, copper, beads and findings) and shipping supplies (more than I thought I would need) all in order.

Since I also have a Professional Organizing business going for the last 5 years you would think that my studio would be in perfect order. Nope! And it drives me crazy! My birthday is the middle of February and all I ask for (from my husband) is that I can make it look so pleasing to the eye that I would want to be in there. creating I am not quite sure how that will look but I know once I start it will hopefully evolve into an inspiration area.

I started today by organizing the whole un-finished side of our basement by getting rid of things that I have not used in a very long time, if ever. I just want to say that the bigger the storage space that you have the more stuff you will accumulate. In which I have!

So, the first step was to sort out the stuff, Keep, Trash & Give away/sell. There were so many items that I need to get rid of. I have at least a 4ftx6ft space of give aways.

The next step was clearing of my jewelry desk and clean it off. I solder , pickle, buf and drill all of silver and copper on this side of the basement. Just doing that made the biggest difference in the world. Now when I go to work I will feel more inspired. Seeing bits and pieces of old string and wire and single beads bursts my creativity. I didn't have a light at my workspace (no outlet) so I ran an extension cord around and plugged in my light and my pickle. Just writing about it gets my in the mood to make jewelry. I can't wait for some free time to solder something special.

I included some picture of how my progress went today. I will have more pictures as I beautify this area..

Thanks for reading!





My end goal is to have this not only organized but pretty & fun by adding colored paint, and fabric hanging from the ceiling to the floor to section off the rest of the ugly basement. Until then, I am incredibly thankfully for having the space already have.

(Click on the pictures if you want to see it in more detail.)

1 comment:

  1. You can come and organize my studio any time! :) It's a disaster area, and I don't seem to be able to get it organized. I know where everything is, but now there are piles on top of piles. My cat overturned a bead organizer and I HUNDREDS of beads all over the floor.
    Oh-well... It took me a week to pick them up and organize by color. I like your blog!



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