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Studio overhaul, take 52

This weekend’s big project has been to give my studio a much needed overhaul — again. It’s a familiar dance, we do it every 6 months or so. The beads start threatening to take over the house, and we high-tail it to the hardware store in search of new ways to corral them.

Our condo has great space for a family of 3 — but we need space for a family, an art studio AND a bead business. Moving is not an option for at least a few more years, so we’ve learned to be creative & maximize our space as best we can. Thankfully, my family is very indulgent 😉

This makeover will provide a third work table — devoted exclusively to packing & photography — and lots more shelving (“More shelving!” is like, my battle cry). I’m so excited by the prospect of being able to see my desk again! Maybe I’ll even post some pics when we’re done.

5 thoughts on “Studio overhaul, take 52

  1. I am so pleased to find you as part of the BJP, Andrea! After making so many purchases from you, I feel as if I have known you forever. If you want to see what I have been up to with some of those gorgeous stones, come visit my blog sometime.

    Kathy V in NM

    http://artfulmuse.blogspot.com/

  2. Argh! I just discovered you have been to my blog already. Thank you for the lovely comments — and your stones go a long way in helping me create so many pieces.

    Kathy V in NM

  3. “Your stones go a long way in helping me create so many pieces”

    That makes me so happy!

    I didn’t realize how much running a bead business would cut into my own beading time. I joke that I’m less of a “bead worker” these days than I am a “bead enabler“.
    The upshot of that is when I see the amazing things that people do with my beads & stones :o)

  4. and I’d love to see your studio…space is at a premium at our place too, although we don’t have a bead biz…

  5. Arggh! We’re still working on it. It’s coming together, but somehow these projects always end up being bigger & taking longer than expected.

    The good news is, I can already see more space & more functionality with this new set up.

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