I’m here, just spending some January time reorganizing! As interests wax and wane, workspaces also need to adjust. I had a very nice wood and metal workshop in the garage, but most of the summer it was stifling hot and in winter it was way too cold. I rarely used the wonderful equipment my husband bought for me, and I really want to work on some jewelry, and some art pieces.
So after much planning, my fabric stash and blog photo area have moved into our oversize second guest room that isn’t often used. Besides, who wouldn’t want to sleep in a room full of fabric? The previous stash/photo room was stripped of carpet exposing the concrete. Then we hired movers to carry my entire wood and metal shop to the basement room.
This workroom storage closet houses extra tools and equipment. Then a built-in cabinet holds all the metal supplies and tools. A mega air filter that we bought a few years ago when we had devastating fires in the mountains will keep the air fresh. I already love going to this room and I’m not finished yet. Some pegboard on the walls will help with the functionality of the room. I also plan to hang some of my wood and metal found objects while they are waiting for a project. I always like some of my inspiration to be out in the open rather than hidden in a closet. I’ll post a finished photo in a few weeks after I completely settle in.
The worktable is two-sided to accommodate a friend. so my BSF and I spent an afternoon in the room testing it out by making some earrings. We all have favorite earrings that have lost their mates.
I particularly love this one that is made of aluminum so it’s light, but a very bold shape. I was pretty sure I couldn’t match the aluminum texture exactly, and I wanted to make them into post earrings so they would not fall off as readily.
My BSF suggested I take them apart and add a brass piece to each side! Brilliant! She made the same ones from scratch in aluminum and copper. The workroom functioned adequately, but we found a few areas that needed further organization. It’s always good to use a room a bit to refine use and needs, but I’m going to love this space! I’ll post a finished photo in a few weeks after I completely settle in.
Coming up soon: Self drafted pants from a crafty class and a Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber sewn with my Paris velvet and a snow-dyed lining!
What beautiful spaces! I can’t wait to meet you BSF this week. 🙂
I wish I could be there!
Wonderful. I love changing spaces, it spurs so much new thought. Good going! Love the earrings. I can’t wait to see more jewelry!
I am so excited to get back to making. I guess I did just need to touch my fabrics and metals to get back in the mood from the holidays!
Isn’t it amazing how a little (or a lot) of rearranging the workspace can stimulate creativity? If I ever get stuck (as if!) I just start going through and reorganizing the stashes. Great earring save!
Great spaces to work your magic Wendy. Love the earrings.
Love the aluminum earrings. Very fun. Wonderful winter projects.
Glad you’re keeping busy! snow-dyed? really? My friend brings us her many catalogs….jewelry etc glad you’ree back to jewelry….still have 3 of Dads rosaries…he made all sizes…my new hobby is looking where I put things….Laugh! Love
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:35 PM, West Zen Studio wrote:
> West Zen Studio posted: ” I’m here, just spending some January time > reorganizing! As interests wax and wane, workspaces also need to adjust. I > had a very nice wood and metal workshop in the garage, but most of the > summer it was stifling hot and in winter it was way too col” >