Tour My New Studio + Tips for Yours

After pulling off some Oscar-winning sweet talk to my husband, he came to the wonderful conclusion it’d be a great idea to move my studio from the spare room (now the baby nursery) into our living room. And so today – after all the re-arranging – I wanted to give you a quick tour of where I spend most of the hours in my day (and night)… check it out…

I began my jewelry journey (very much unknowingly at the time) by taking apart some of my old pieces of jewelry I’d had laying in the bottom of my jewelry box. I had no clue what I was doing, but it was fun. I found an old pair of pliers under my sink in the kitchen, and I commenced to ripping jewelry apart. After a few evenings of this, I grew to the point I wanted some extra sparkle, so I bought some cheap beads at Walmart. My first pieces were junk – I’ll admit. But it was fun and somehow relaxing for me.

Today I find myself surrounded by jewelry tools and scrap pieces of sterling silver and I couldn’t be happier!

How is your studio set up? Are you set up in your bedroom, or have your own space in the basement? I’d love to hear about your set-up (or your dreams for your future studio)! Share with us by leaving a comment below ;)

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4 Comments

  • Katinka Mouissie

    Reply Reply January 5, 2013

    Dear Laura

    Amazing what you can make, I would I could make also such beautifull pieces.
    But you never know, maybe if I read your book I know much more off making jewellery.
    If I can I try to use the second bedroom also as a hobbystudio.
    I have already one bedroom a small one changed in a studio to do a lot of other hobby’s.
    I think your cd is also something for me.

    thank you for all of your tips its wonderfull that you want to share this

  • Jeanne

    Reply Reply July 12, 2011

    That’s a great workspace. I’mworking on getting mine set up, so right now I’m pretty much all over the house. My hubby will be very happy when I get it all organized in one place and he can have dinner at the dining room table again. :)

  • Barb Mallon

    Reply Reply July 12, 2011

    I LOVE this! We just transformed the basement into a studio… here’s the latest (a PEGBOARD!!!) http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150227340386595.312236.650906594&l=c7fd5e3778

    Before that?

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150221230461595.310066.650906594&l=0e882ae7d6

    Waiting on being able to afford workbenches!
    Great blog! Vlog/blog. ! Love them! And love your videos!
    Barb

    • laura

      Reply Reply July 12, 2011

      Hi Barb!
      I LOVE pegboards! What a wonderful way to keep your tools up, in your line of site and neatly organized! Thanks so much for sharing pics of your studio ;)

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