BTW: Disorderly Conduct
…in the studio
If you read the interview with me on the Pacific Northwest ArtFire Guild Blog, it will come as no surprise to you that my work surface is a constant disaster. I usually have numerous projects going at once. And I’d rather design jewelry than clean up after myself. I did include a studio picture with the interview and it looks half-way decent, but I neatened things up before taking that picture.
So I’m coming clean about not being clean. Here’s how the studio really looks!
How do I even find what I am working on???? Here’s a close up of the mess on the left.
Messy table top with handmade jewelry in progress.
Here’s the little blue bowl that is on the upper right in the picture above.
Work in progress
These bracelets were commissioned by a friend’s mother. Her mother had bought a similar bracelet from me and received compliments from her friends. So she decided she wanted to gift her friends with matching bracelets. The only problem was that I couldn’t find the exact same black and pink floral beads – I only had 1 left in my stash. These are similar and I hope they will be OK, (I do like the originals better, though).
I’ve finished one bracelet and just have to add the clasp to the second one.
Black and pink custom bracelet
Here are a pair of heart earrings I am working on. I don’t like that extra silver ring above the heart. It looks too gangly to me. I may remove it. What do you think?
Heart and lampwork earring (Lampwork by Radiant Mind)
And last of all, I’m already laying out ideas for a heart necklace. The photo makes the ceramic heart look blue, but it is really lavender and it pairs well with this lampwork bead, which I’ve had for a long time, (unfortunately I no longer remember who made it).
Ceramic heart (by Bohulleybeads) and lampwork glass bead
Well now you have the truth of the matter. I make pretties while I act disorderly!
Visit the BTW Flickr group and see what others have on their bead tables.