Hello and welcome to my messy workshop/office space. My space is messy as it is the final room I have settled into in my new home. I still have much to locate and put away, but even in decluttering for this A+ photo shoot (during which I found that my Kodak camera was defunct!) I found trinkets and treasures.
I have an amalgam of new and harvested vintage findings, yet unopened treasures from B' Sues Boutiques and other geegaws and do dads to work with in my collage and assemblage jewelry. The boxes on the desk are one was I arrange my supplies. The small box on top houses any category of item I want. In this case I have my busted Haskell pieces which, although beyond repair can be used to become part of another newer piece of jewelry. The box it is sitting upon, you can see open in the next photo are pieces that I have started but not yet completed. Some of these use acrylic or Lucite while others used glass art beads, These are pieces in progress.
Against the wall I have my ITSO. Its many drawers allow me space for beads, sketch books and colored pencils, Gilders Paste and Alcohol inks/Acrylics and other things. On top of that sit three leatherette cabinets with drawers in which I house my beads/findings/brass beauties (even the verdigris brass tulips B'Sue sells have a home there--I use a lot of those in my work). In the cute bird boxes I house my cameos and wire .
Black metal mesh rolly carts are stored in the closet with my work table. I keep everything in those from glue to vintage beads to broken bits of vintage jewelry.
The other darker armoire is also used for supplies and houses all of my props for photography. Lining the walls are bookshelves which house many books, but especially dear to me are the vintage costume jewelry books and the drawing and design book and magazine which inspire me with color and style. I also have many books that high light the Pre Raphaelites from whom I take color palette often for my jewelry and from the Art Deco age from which I draw lines and color.
Thank you for stopping by to see my messy workshop. Progress not perfection. I am hoping that it iall sorted and clean soon!
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