Monday, September 28, 2009

Finally, some new jewelry in my etsy shop!

I've neglected my etsy shop for far too long. I've been busy this summer learning to solder and making many new items. They've been sitting on my shelf while I've admired them, but now it's time to let them go out into the world! So, I've taken photos and listed 11 new items this weekend and will list several more through the coming week. Be sure to check out my new listings in my etsy shop.
I'm taking another weekly metalsmithing class this fall at Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle. I find it's all less overwhelming this class. Maybe I'm catching on! Of course it helps that I have a terrific teacher for this class, Susanne Lechler Osborn. She's so willing to share everything she knows and explains it so well. One of the nice perks of taking classes at Pratt is that I can go there every Friday for open studio time and work on whatever I need to do. I've done a lot of soldering during those Friday sessions!
I've also been rearranging the home office and a guest bedroom space to make one of the rooms exclusively for my jewelry workshop! I have a new jeweler's bench all set up in a sunny, 3 window corner of the room. I am surprised at how much space my jewelry equipment takes up! I have a computer/business area, a photo area, my jewelers bench, supplies, books and supply catalogs.... I still need some things for the room to make it really comfortable for me, such as new lighting and an additional chair. Here is a photo of my favorite corner. Yes, yes, it's already a mess. I'm making some riveted pendant and earring sets that need to be done tomorrow! I'd better get back to work :)
Wishing you a fun, creative week!


  1. Oh I know what you mean about poor, neglected Etsy shops. I've recently begun posting new stuff on mine, too.

    Love your bench and its location. Natural light really is the best. Unfortunately there's going to be less and less of it until December!

  2. Great work area Sandy! Isn't it fun setting things up. I love your enthusiasm too, it's catching. Your latest works are so beautiful; great progress on the solid foundation you already have. It would be fun to take some classes together...maybe one of these days, who knows?

    Happy creativity to you too. :)

  3. Thanks for your comments. It is very fun pulling my workshop together! I need to find a side cabinet/shelf so the top of my bench is accessable.
    Kathleen, it would be a blast to take a class with you someday! Maybe we can talk Lexi into teaching in Seattle sometime :)

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