Two weeks ago we gave you a behind the scenes peek of our process of making. We showed you the kinds of tools we use when we cut and shape a retired drum cymbal into a pair of earrings. If you missed it you can find it here.
This week we want to share a behind the scenes peek at Kristi’s workspace. We have separate workshops/ studios in our respective homes. Both of our workshops have cool tools and generally a big mess of metal & wood shavings but Kristi’s workspace is definitely the prettiest of the two.
There are a LOT of supplies involved in making jewelry from beads to metal findings and last but not least the focal pieces which for us are musical instruments or antiques. If you look at the bottom left hand corner of this photo you will see Kristi’s custom stamping bench that she uses when adding quotes or words to antique silverware. On the middle left side, several boxes of beads. Center, hanging beads. Want to know a secret about Kristi? She’s a button and bead hoarder. Those beads you see in this photo? They are just the tip of the iceberg.
Another secret about Kristi? She talks to herself. A lot. One of side effects of working alone most of the time. We all do it. Right? If you look in the top right hand corner of the photo above you’ll see a framed book page featuring an image from one of Kristi’s hand-carved stamps. You can see more evidence of Kristi’s talent at hand-carving rubber stamps on the note cards displayed down the right hand side of the photo. Kristi’s work space is full of fun and beautiful items, collected over the years, that inspire her. We both love to fill our work areas with handmade items that we love. Hey look, there are more beads on the top right-hand corner of her work bench!
One of my favorite things about Kristi’s workspace is that it’s filled with customized organization solutions like the magnetic strip she uses to keep her pliers, screw drivers and other tools organized.
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Thanks for joining us for this behind the scenes peek at Kristi’s studio. We would love to see your work area, pretty or not. Post a picture in the comments section and we can share tips on functionality and organization.
Have a great week!