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Friday, April 27, 2012

Messy Workshop Blog Hop

My messy work space is a ten by twelve room plus some other spaces. This is exactly how it looks every day. And from the chaos on the bench and the controlled chaos in the boxes on the rack I pull together the pieces that I sell in my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/oscarcrow 

Every thing I need is at hand sometimes organized like these boxes. Ready to pull out and add to the pile...my method of working is to try combinations of stones, mounts, filigrees and other odd parts to create original art jewelry pieces. I often buy in multiples so if I like the way some item works I can grab another stamping or ring shank and create a similar piece.

Above and below are more boxes of brass,copper,silver and gold components, yards of wire,and stones in every color of the rainbow.

In this same little room is the stock for my shop. All these drawers hold ceramics ,doll parts and handmade jewelry . I have almost 750 items listed at Oscarcrow.

When I need to work on metal, solder or cut and drill this little 6x8 room is where I go.

In the foreground is a metal hammering station. In the background is my homemade light box where I photograph the incoming porcelain dolls and the finished jewelry.

This is my ceramics casting area I make molds and create and recreate the vintage pieces into art dolls. In the furnace room around the wall is a kiln. That is where I fire both ceramic and PMC.

This is a tray of the rings I have produced this year in my messy little shop. I hope you enjoyed visiting my messy workshop. Here is a list of the participants please go visit them.

Messy Workshop Blog Hop Links

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/

Robin Delargy, LooLoo's Box

http://looloosbox.blogspot.com/

Kim at CianciBlue

http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Jazwick-Smith, Hudathots

http://hudathoughts-jennifer.blogspot.com/

Mary Shannon Hicks

http://www.uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/

Tracy Swartz

http://tracyswartz.com/category/blog

Jacqueline Marchant

http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

Lynnea Perry Bennett

http://designsbylynnea.blogspot.com/

Terry Matusyk

http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com/

Laurel Steven

http://laurelsteven.blogspot.com/

Dr. Brassy Steamington

http://drbrassysteampunk.blogspot.com/

Pamela Takeshige

http://www.crittersandthings.blogspot.com/

Kris Lanae Binsfeld

http://www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com/

Outre Art

http://theartistspaintbox.wordpress.com/

Linzi Alford

http://www.magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.com/

Deb Davis

http://naturaltreasuresbydeb.blogspot.com/

Tamara Jones

http://irrysistablejewels.wordpress.com/

Harry Wood

http://www.oscarcrow.blogspot.com/

Gerry Nickerson

http://gersgems1.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

http://www.thepolymergeek.blogspot.com/

Georgene Lockwood

http://sylvanavintagedesigns.wordpress.com/

Charisa Sloper

http://www.blog.obsidiansoda.com/

Jennifer Justman

http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/

Beanzie

http://the-vintage-heart.blogspot.com/

Mary Deis

http://mdeis.blogspot.com/

Cheri Reed

http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/

Sondra Kolner

http://scrappybydesign.weebly.com/index.html

Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

http://www.dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com/

Lori Anderson

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/

Sandra McGriff

http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca/

Shelly Joyce

http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com/

Joan Williams

http://www.lilrubyjewelry.wordpress.com/

Kashmira Patel

http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/

Deb Beechy

http://beetique56.blogspot.com/

Ginger Bishop

http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/

Kelli Jacobson

http://creativemoonjewelryandthings.com/

Natalie McKenna

http://www.grubbi.co.uk/

Andrew Thornton

http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/

Mary Govaars

http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/

Kate Mulligan

http://mulliganstewjewelry.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lodge

http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/

Tami Luchini

http://ssprocketsmetal.blogspot.com/

Monique Lula

http://www.moniquelula.com/blog/

Lee Koopman

http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/

Jayne Capps

http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/

Susan Lloyd

http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

http://www.exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Amanti

http://www.stephaniesjewelrybox.blogspot.com/

Alicia Marinache

http://www.allprettythings.ca/

Sam Hamp

http://hampgirl59.blogspot.com/

Lennis Carrier

http://www.windbent.net/

31 comments:

  1. Ahhhh the workplace of a master! Just goes to show you don't need a large place to create magic.

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  2. Too cool Harry! A place to do EVERYTHING! And the tools for it as well!

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  3. Yesss! Now THAT's a real working workshop! Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Excellent all the media's have a space. Thanks for letting us peek in.

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  5. The rings are gorgeous, and this is a terrific studio!

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  6. Harry, that's a very honorable mess! Lots going on there for sure! ;-)

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  7. You and I have a lot of the same organizational sensibilities. This makes me feel special as I am a huge fan, (As you know!). ~ Dr Brassy

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  8. Hey I could really get things done in your workshop Harry! Beautiful rings ( I want them all)! Love you blog too.

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  9. Wow Harry. I don't know how you keep track of all the dolls. What a great workshop you have and I love the things you create from it.

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  10. Harry, I absolutely love your mess, you can see all the brainstorming going on there, and oh my!!! all those awesome rings! do I need to say I'm a big fan of your work? have a great day!

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  11. I want to label things, but I tend to move and remove things so often that I'd have to buy stock in labels. Nice area!

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  12. Now that's an impressive Messy Workshop!

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  13. I loved seeing where you make your magic, Harry! The layout is sensible, the stations make perfect sense and you look very organized; the clutter is on the surface. I enjoyed the tour very much!

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  14. Wow, you have gorgeous organization! At least your messes have places to go! Love your space.

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  15. Thanks for the tour :) I'm jealous of your designated studio space, but have my own mess.. you can keep yours ;) lol

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  16. Wonderful creative space! Lots of ideas brewing over there I can see! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Looks like you are organized for sure and your creations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing...Gerry

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  18. Thanks for letting us tour your work spaces. You make some wonderful pieces in those play spaces.

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  19. So I was appreciating your work space and got side tracked by the next post about making a ring out of scraps! Now I have to do that! I just started to rivet so it is perfect for me to try! Thanks!

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  20. My word. Tiny things. Lots of tiny things. Just like my house! I see you label everything. That's my saving grace. I just LOVE my Brother label maker. Otherwise I would have to look through every box. When I was doing the pictures for this I noticed a bunch of boxes that didn't have labels. Must rectify that!!!

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  21. This is a serious work space, several work spaces. WOW! Photo "studio" too! And lots of storage. I need to get going on storage. Proper storage! I liked your rings too. A lot!

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  22. Wow that is one amazing mess....as are those rings! Love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Sonya

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  23. I thought you'd have an amazing place! I would love to fit those pieces into other pieces into other pieces...such talent! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. You've got some really cool supplies and tools that I have never seen anywhere else...I would love to spend time in your studio fooling around with all that stuff!!! Thanks for sharing@!

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  25. Wow, that is one big messy space! Love all the stuff you have on your bench and in boxes!!! Your rings are gorgeous! You are definitely able to create great things from your space! Thanks for sharing it with us! =)

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  26. Wow, love your rings, they are gorgeous. And I really enjoyed seeing your messy spaces!

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  27. Loved the tour of your messy workspace! Your rings are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  28. Love it Harry! A man after my own heart!

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  29. Love your mess! Love that tray you have the rings in. Need to get me one of those. Thanks for sharing Harry!

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  30. What an amazing work space! Love your rings. I want those plastic containers - they are so handy. May have to buy a bunch more!

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  31. It may look messy but seems very organized to me!
    Love your work!

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