Now we’ve pretty much made it all around the room – the only other thing left is the closet and it’s filled with – yup, lots more beads and stuff. Hope you enjoyed the tour!
The oil painting that hangs above my work table is a portrait of my grandmother that I did back when I was in high school (a long time ago!)
Here’s a side view of the worktable, showing Natasha, one of my other mannequin busts. I got tired of her bald head so I painted her some hair!
On the other side of the room I have a long work table, but again, not much room to actually work! The plastic drawers are full of rubber stamps. Another set of these drawers sits under the table and is crammed full of scrapbook paper. The table also holds my stereo and a tree branch that I hang finished necklaces on. My headless mannequin, Bev, peeks out from the corner.
The third shelving unit holds more books and stuff, and my computer station.
The second shelf holds some more beads plus all of my books and a few family pictures. Underneath is a 2 drawer filing cabinet crammed full of files, shipping supplies and ephemera.
To the right of the watchmaker’s bench, three large shelving units take up that whole wall. The first one is all beads and supplies, and there’s more storage space underneath that’s not shown in the picture.
Another shot of my workspace, but usually the tools are all piled up on the table with everything else!
This is where it starts getting messy! This is my workspace on the watchmaker’s bench. I tend to just push stuff towards the edges instead of cleaning up each time…once I’m down to a few inches of space I’m forced to put stuff away!
My stash of micro mosaic bits and pieces along with some other things that I’ve made. The round picture at the top is of my husband’s grandmother and great aunt, who were identical twins and shared my birthdate of September 26th!
This very old hand carved artist’s mannequin belonged to my great great grandfather. Of course he holds an Elgin watch!
I love this little watchmaker’s bench! My ancestors immigrated from Switzerland and Austria in the 1800’s to my hometown of Elgin, Illinois to make watches there.