Monday, June 06, 2011

Where Do You Spend Your Day?

Some time back, after I'd set fire to the table, all my hot, torching, noisy and smelly jewelry-making activities were banished to the cellar. Luckily we have a huge cellar so Barry very thoughtfully cleared his old workbench for me and I now use that for all my soldering, hammering, tumbling, polishing and so on. It's well ventilated and apart from a bit of damp, rather too many spiders and cobwebs, and the odd frog it's quite nice down there - dark enough for firing work but light enough to see what I'm doing

The "Rolling, Polishing & Soldering Dept"
is a workbench down in the cellar
My new Paragon SC-2 kiln
is also in the cellar





















Most of my jewelry work is done sitting at my old desk in our little "snug", while I make my soaps and lip balms in our utility room. I used to take all my photographs on my baby grand piano, but recently I've been experimenting with taking photographs by a bedroom window. I don't have a photo to show you, but naturally that bedroom is now full of my stuff too!

My old desk in the "snug"
The "Despatch Dept"
Now where did I put that pearl......?
Spot the window :)

When I'm not creating jewellery or making lip balms, working in the garden, or glued to my laptop, you'll find me playing my piano in the conservatory. I can't believe I've shared my messy space with you - where do you spend your day?

Where I relax and unwind!

26 comments

  1. I love to see where other people do their creating- your array of beads is amazing!!
    I have a sewing room in the loft, but as I like to be downstairs with the dog i tend to do all my sewing on the dining table! I spend quite a lot of time running up and down the stairs between the two!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your workspace! Its always fun to glimpse into the way others do their work!

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  3. Great blog post, thanks for sharing your messy space with us all! I'm the same Dotty, I have a room devoted to my craft but like to sit downstairs mostly! :)

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  4. wow this is amazing :)

    I loved seeing where you work! your very organised :)

    love the piano too!

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  5. Wow, you're organized pretty well with all those supplies, nice seeing where you create. I have my supplies in a room in my basement but I do all my creating on my kitchen table where it's sunny most of the day.

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  6. I am so showing this blog post to my husband. He'll think I'm positively tidy by comparison! ;o) I envy you your gorgeous cellar space - out of the way, but still wonderful to work in.

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  7. It is such a treat to see where others work. One day I will get mine in some sort of order and share...maybe.

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  8. Woah at your supplies Erika! I might have to show my OH this so he knows its not just me :p

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  9. He he he, imynda - that's just a small fraction of my stash!!!!! I have 3 huge unsorted boxes in the cellar, and every drawer, cupboard and shoebox is full too! My long suffering DH says I drive him mad, LOL!

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  10. Oh what fun you must have! Such a great place to do your thing.

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  11. So nice to snoop people's work space. Love that White baby Grand. It would be fun to jam together!

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  12. Wow Erika you have loads of space and I just love your despatch dept, lol.

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  13. Erika, thank you so much for this peek into your lovely world! It's such fun to be able to imagine you there creating your gorgeous jewelry.

    I do my hammering, tumbling, torching and other rough work in what was once a garden room. But this winter the cost of heating that room drove me and my copper into the living room, where I've converted a writing desk to a work space for small projects. Messy but functional. :D

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  14. It's fun seeing all your work spaces! Love your skyscraper towers of beads on your window sill!

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  15. What a great space! I love how those beads and all their colors shine through the window. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Thank you so much for letting us peak in to your working space! A bit jealous for the amount of your stash and the plenty of room. :)

    I'm spending most of my time squeezed together with my supplies and computer in a small corner of my (bed) room and shooting my pics on the window sill in our tiny kitchen ...

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  17. LOL, if you think that's messy you really should visit mine! FAR too messy to share with anyone!

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  18. I was just going to say what nuvofelt said lol! Your creative space is lovely Erika, sooo much more organised than mine!! And I seriously have piano envy now :)

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  19. You have an incredible amount of stock! Wow!
    Great place to work :)

    I spend my days here most of the time http://www.ingermaaike.nl/index.php?/archives/582-Finished-windows.html

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  20. Erika, thanks for sharing your work space with us.

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  21. Erika your space(s) look fun and conducive to creativity...I use my kitchen table by a bay window, the sofa plus an Ott Lite, and a very messy dining room ; )

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  22. Erica, thanks to showing us your creative space.
    Interesting to see and I like the piano!
    My piano sits unplayed.
    Mine is here http://mydayisfriday.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-is-my-day-coloursandtextures.html

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  23. Erika - thanks for sharing your workspace. I'm amazed at the little pots of beads - very organised!

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  24. So jealous of you being totally organised and your spaces look lovely too

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  25. Nice to have a sneak peek into your work space and studio!! I hope you haven't burned any more tables!

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  26. Wow, Erika, I love this so much!  Love the intriguing piles of pots with pretty things in in front of the window!

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