Friday, July 04, 2008

A little something about myself

Hi and welcome to my blog! I've had this blog for about 2 years now, but really only posted pictures of my jewelry on it. I have now decided to use it to promote my ETSY store and other Fellow Etsians.

I have been making jewelry for just about 25 years. I have always had a love for art and color and making jewelry gives me unlimited possibilities. When you start with just a few beads in various shapes, sizes and colors and come up with a piece that someone's buys is so amazing to me. Especially now seeing there are so many people out there that make jewelry.

My husband Jimmy has always been very supportive of me but of course not without all the jokes and comments most men would give. He recently he had a portion of our very old basement finished into a bead room for me. Ok, ok so it's a bead room/laundry room but we all know I'll be the only one ever to go in it. So consider it just mine.

This is where I do most of my work. I bought a very inexpensive folding craft table about $45. It has a couple of compartments that hold my jewelry tools such as pliers, wire cutters, ruler, bags and of course my remote for the T.V. I also have a 4 foot folding table for extra work space and it is high enough for storage underneath. The peg board was my husbands idea and boy what a great idea! I bought some metal pieces that fit in the holes and have very thin wooden dowels with (S) hooks to hold my strands of beads. They also hold bags if you use a hole punch.

The 2 ceramic mask on the wall are from the artistic side of my daughter Briana!

This is a 5 shelf bookcase that I bought at BigLots for $20. I keep all my shipping supplies, jewelry boxes, labels, books and odds and ends. This fits perfect in a space that otherwise would be wasted due to the hot water tank being right next to it on the left.

I have my niece to thank for this photo box. She is a photographer that works for the Providence Journal and is always snapping away. She said it would be perfect for me to take pictures of my jewelry. She told my husband about it and this is what he got me for Christmas. I read on an Etsy thread recently that these can be made out of a cardboard box and tissue paper. Not really sure what would be used for a light though.

This bookshelf is used to hold props for my pictures. A few necklace holders that I found at an antique shop some shells and starfish.


Krazy Kate Designs said...

Wonderful blog and thank you for sharing your workspace. Wonderful inspiration to getting organized.

jennifer reid coderre said...

very nice blog, terri. i like the way you've set it up. great jewellery room your hubby had built for you!

lulidesigns said...

So great to see your workspace. It looks so organized and the light box you have for your photography looks like it would be so amazing.

Thanks so much for adding me to your blog. I really appreciate. Can't wait to read more of your posts in the future.


Anonymous said...

Great Workroom..I have been thinking of buying a photo tent myself. I am a Jewelry Designer as well and when I'm not producing Jewelry I Garden as well.
Keep up the Good Work.....Edna

Becca Nelson said...

I have been thinking about getting one of these...I might have to pull the trigger and just get one.

I found your blog through the etsy forums. Fun! Love your stuff.

Good luck with your shop and your blog!

Alison Du Bois said...

Great workspace - it's such fun to see where you work! Your jewelry looks beautiful :)

DalkullanJewelry said...

Wonderful workroom, and so organized. You have a very informative and enjoyable blog.

realfaery said...

Nice place to work!