Three treasuries, gray to green. Oh, ombre!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
In the midst of making new jewelry for the Funky Finds Spring Fling, I had a sudden claustrophobic realization that I was working in only two square feet of free space on my workbench. This is what it looked like....
It was a mess, totally, but the worst part was the ever-growing stacks of interlocking jar-towers that I store my beads in.
I didn't stand back far enough for you to really see that there are four drawers below the counter to the left, four small overhead cabinets spanning the width of the counter and two tall pantry cabinets on either side (heaven forbid, if I stood back farther you'd have been able to see all the other crap in the laundry room!). When I moved my jewelry studio into the space, I only cleaned off the stuff that was stacked on the counter, because I really didn't have that much in the way of jewelry-making supplies and tools. The drawers and cabinets have remained chock full of assorted, disorganized miscellany. As my supplies grew, I bought more stacking jars, shoved some things into the overhead cabinets, other things into drawers, but never really cleaned out anything that was already there.
Well, by golly, it was time to make a start of doing something about it. So I cleaned out the top drawer and moved all the large stacking jars and the small ones that didn't fit into the recycled spice rack at the back of the counter.
I need to find a system to store the coils of wire and spools of chain. Maybe I'll get my bulletin/white board hung over the counter and I can pin up the wire coils. Maybe some day the puck lights will get installed under the overhead cabinets, so I can use just my magnifying lamp on the counter. Maybe I'll remember to show you when I make any further improvements....