Friday, March 22, 2013

Studio Clean Up and Organization

I can't believe I am showing you this picture...It's kind of ridiculous, this place is torn up. It's been quite a mess lately, actually every since I moved back from the gallery. It's bee quite a challenge to organize it and make it all fit into one space.

Nik hung some shelves for me, not that I couldn't do it, but in actuality, he's much better at hanging them straight. It woudn't bother me if they were a little bit crooked and it would be a problem once I started adding things to them. 

It's a tad sad though, because these metal shelves have been with me since 1996, when I started my business. Kind of crazy, they have been well used and they are starting to bend they have been so well used. They are in my garage now waiting for me to take them away. But for now I am too attached to take them. It's funny, because I'm not usually attached to things.

The truth behind the motivation for this whole studio organization was that a magazine editor and her crew were coming to my house to photograph and interview me for a magazine. Unfortunately, I got a call last week saying the magazine was going away. What? All this work and no pictures? I guess in the end it had this place needed to be cleaned up anyway.

So here is what I have done so far....

My beading area

Folded and rolled my fabric

Organized my scraps by color in baskets

Spiffed up my shipping supply closet

Made this counter my bead glazing area (still needs some work)

(Glamour shot of my yarn basket for fun)

One shelf is my Etsy Store and one shelf is my Jangles Store

It's starting to look a lot better. Of course now that the photographers aren't coming on Friday, how will I ever find the motivation to finish it?

Have a great day!

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  1. You have an amazing studio! I am totally with you on the motivation to finish organizing! I usually start by pulling everything off my bench/shelves. Then put everything back in its place. Problem is....I tend to get inspired in the middle of organizing, and if I don't stop and make something right then, I lose the picture in my head!

    Angi Mullis

    1. Ha Ha! You are so right! As soon as my main work table was cleared I wanted to get making something. Next time I should save it for last.

  2. Even when it's messy, I'm so in love with your studio!!!

  3. Yes pleas finish it, but I love the candid messy shot also, thank you for sharing.

  4. How much time you took to do that? I have some similar work to do. planing this weekend. I hope I can do it in a day. ARTORCA

  5. You're mother would be so proud of you. Keep up the good work. I bought some of your beads at Micheals. Keep making fun stuff! Terry

  6. Yes, I am working on mine, too...must be something in the air! Rita

  7. Thank you to sharing this! I need inspiration to make my own studio and now i have more idea :)


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