I've been taking a few days off from beading. I thought since I didn't have any jewelry pics to show, I'd share more pictures from my studio. I can't wait to get to Bead Fest, I'm planning on replenishing my stock. I hope I can refrain from buying loads of art beads. I really need stones and glass and wood and ...and...and... other beads to pair with all the art beads I have in stock already! And as you can see, there are A LOT!
On the table adjacent to my work space, I have this velvet lined box, and also 1 long letterpress storage drawer. This is where I keep more of my artbeads -within close reach. It's nice to have some of the beads out and in the open, for faster designing.
I've always thought it was fun to switch studios with another beader for a day. Wouldn't that be awesome!? Someone could come into mine, and I could go into theirs and we could create with each other's beads all day and end up with some pretty fabulous jewelry I bet.
Another thing I wanted to show you is this new addition to the studio. My crafty and talented husband created this window seat/bench/storage chest using an old salvaged door. You can see the plate on the front that held the door knob. He hinged the top and there is enough room inside to hold a large body. He calls it my coffin. Ok. gross. Anyway, he wasn't going to make functional in this way, only had intentions of creating a seat. I insisted he put on a back and floor and hinge the top so that in the future we could use it as storage. Could make a great linen storage unit, or house toys... or beads. whatever!!
funny thing just happened. i wrote this entire post and accidentally posted it on the art bead scene blog! woops! sorry heather!
leave it to me to totally do something dumb like that!