Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Treasury Tuesday

Three treasuries, gray to green. Oh, ombre!

'Silver Sky' by RadiantDays


Feather and Rain photograph 8x10 fine art print black and white gray rustic minimalist home decor - KneeDeepOriginals
Feather and Rain photog...
Real Lichen Silver Necklace - grey neutral handmade resin jewelry - Hypogymnia physodes - UralNature
Real Lichen Silver Neck...
Silver Grey Neutral Pocket Bracelet - Moonbeams - CuffNGo
Silver Grey Neutral Poc...
Ombre Industrial Silver Earrings  - handmade sterling silver organic look hoop earrings, black and white - alibli
Ombre Industrial Silver...
Felt Flower Brooch pin Wool Hair Clip Corsage Grey Gray Silver Rose - softadditions
Felt Flower Brooch pin ...
A dark grey felted bear brooch - ememem
A dark grey felted bear...
Triangle Lace Knit Scarf in Soft Neutral Gray Merino Wool. Romantic Spring and Winter Fashion for Her. Handmade in France. Fog Mist Grey. - tortillagirl
Triangle Lace Knit Scar...
Childrens Wall Art, Fine Art Print of my Original Pencil Drawing, Bunny Drawing for Nursery room decor Woodland Drawing - ABitofWhimsyArt
Childrens Wall Art, Fin...
vintage silver and grey suitcase with keys - epochco
vintage silver and grey...
Original Watercolor Painting, Pussywillow Branches, Spring Pussywillows Botanical Art, Neutral Nature Home Decor, Brown, Gray, Grey 10" X 8" - ABFoleyArtworks
Original Watercolor Pai...
Grey Mod Bloom Spring Flower Flute Attached Wedding Vase 5 Vases - JClaireDecor
Grey Mod Bloom Spring F...
the Sisters - grey wool mountain range pillow - threebadseeds
the Sisters - grey wool...
1970s Geoffrey Beene Gray Wool Jacket with Attached Scarf. - SouvenirSouvenir
1970s Geoffrey Beene Gr...
White to Gray Neutral Tones Copper Enamel Long and Skinny Dangles Long Skinny - tekaandzoe
White to Gray Neutral T...
Grey White Chevron Glass and Metal Round Knob Nursery Decor - featherandwind
Grey White Chevron Glas...
Sparkling Gray Silver Druzy Top Drilled Pear Shape Briolettes 23 x 14mm to  29 x 19mm -1/2 STRAND - TheDesignersGem
Sparkling Gray Silver D...

'Greening' by jgrumbling

winter turns to spring, gray turns to green

Large Monochrome Grey Photograph, Feather, Nature, Bird, Photo,  Home Decor, Grey Wall Art, 11x14 inch Print - "Down" - ara133photography
Large Monochrome Grey P...
Hedgehog ring, sterling silver ring, hammered curved band, made to order - SilverBlueberry
Hedgehog ring, sterling...
Porcelain Bird Salt Keeper - Creamy White French Country Dinnerware - OOAK - BackBayPottery
Porcelain Bird Salt Kee...
Dangle Earrings Twig Jewelry Silver Branches Long rustic nature, winter grey white woodland jewellery nickel free - apocketofposies
Dangle Earrings Twig Je...
Sumba- Mixing Bowls Set - CharmCeramics
Sumba- Mixing Bowls Set
Silver Bangle Bracelet, Sterling Silver Bangle, Modern Minimalist Jewelry, Chartreuse Green Etched Glass - Monet's Garden - WildWomanJewelry
Silver Bangle Bracelet,...
Real leaf necklace - brown woodland neutral pendant - Pyrus ussuriensis - UralNature
Real leaf necklace - br...
Sterling Shadowbox Pendant and Brooch Necklace With Golden Butterfly. Sterling Silver, Black and Gold, Keum Boo, Wearable Art Jewelry - kathiroussel
Sterling Shadowbox Pend...
Ombre necklace in mint - Seafoam crystal necklace - Ombre pastel necklace - Pastel crystals necklace - Akamatra
Ombre necklace in mint ...
Ombre hand painted scarf. Silk chiffon scarf with golden stars. Handpainted silk scarf in green grass,aqua ,teal and blue. Woman fashion - klaradar
Ombre hand painted scar...
Hang in there cube - marianealexandre
Hang in there cube
King size quilt - Custom order for Lora - 2nd payment - btaylorquilts
King size quilt - Custo...
Sheep - Fundraiser for Kodiak - erindonnellyellis
Sheep - Fundraiser for ...
Neon green matryoshkas ear studs on sterling silver - LAccentNou
Neon green matryoshkas ...
Raw Forest Green Tourmaline Point Necklace, Simple, Minimalist Pine Green Rough Crystal Stone Sterling Silver Necklace - Emerald City - TheSlyFox
Raw Forest Green Tourma...
horn coral fossils - earthcrums
horn coral fossils

'Greeny' by JullMade

italian landscape- Tuscan Spring- 11x14 watercolor print - bleuherron
italian landscape- Tusc...
moss ring - textile ring - woodland - coral sprigs in grass green color - MandyBesek
moss ring - textile rin...
Planter Flower Pot from Victorian Teapot Warmer: Antique Silver Plated 19th Century, Wheat Grass Herb Planter Green Fresh Spring Decor - CozyTraditions
Planter Flower Pot from...
Upcycled Glass Linden Leaf and Seed - westernartglass
Upcycled Glass Linden L...
Moss Petri Dish Terrarium - Science Gift for Men & Women, Spring Nature Decor, Easter Gift for Gardeners - Vertegris
Moss Petri Dish Terrari...
Spicy Autumn Organic Dilly Beans Madmen Martini Garnish - ThePolkadotMagpie
Spicy Autumn Organic Di...
Silver and Resin Ring / Oxidized Ring / Adjustable Silver Ring / Resin Ring - IvanaartJewellery
Silver and Resin Ring /...
Women's Green Infinity Scarf  / Dusty Green / Women's Winter Accessories / Crocheted Green Scarf - beautiefullthings
Women's Green Infin...
Vintage  table desk fan siemens avocado mint pistachio - AnnaLouVintage
Vintage table desk fan...
Landscape photography, Nature Photography, Wall art, Green decor, Spring decor, Bucolic, Home decor, Wall decor, Floral art, 8x8(20x20cm) - PhotographyDream
Landscape photography, ...
Basil Sage Mint Cold Process Soap Bar - Handmade Soap - Ground Loofah - LippincottSoapCo
Basil Sage Mint Cold Pr...
Coffee cup and saucer Set of two Green and Teal Wheel thrown pottery Ceramic cup and plate - ready to ship - BiscuitCuit
Coffee cup and saucer S...
Kitchen set. Linen napkins with kitchen wooden shovel. - imali
Kitchen set. Linen napk...
Green Bird Crib Mobile - Baby Crib Mobile - Spring Nursery - Kids Decor - littlenestbox
Green Bird Crib Mobile ...
Light Avocado Scroll Serving Platter - CatsPawPottery
Light Avocado Scroll Se...
Green Pear Brooch - Felt Fruit Brooch - Fun accessorie - Intres
Green Pear Brooch - Fel...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Attack of the killer beads

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.

Obviously this means that I can only buy one more set of large stacking jars, or I'll have to clean out the next drawer down, although I think I should reserve that for the tools that are currently in the third drawer down (including tools that have nothing to do with jewelry-making...those have got to go elsewhere), so I can move this stack of jewelry trays and divided boxes into the deeper third drawer.  Those are full of old jewelry that friends have given me....and the entire collections of beads and findings that another friend gave me.  Drawer four will probably continue to house packaging materials, but it needs to be cleaned out, too.

The space where I work looks better, doesn't it?

Well, except for this....

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....