June 30, 2011

my creative space

Since I was making a pair of earrings for a customer today, I thought I would link up with the 'our creative space' group which happens every thursday here.

My jewellery bench is in our living room, hidden behind a screen made by my lovely mum!


As you can see it is a lovely airy room with lots of light and height and with many windows and a big door into the garden, good ventilation which is important when I am doing soldering jobs. When I get bigger bits of machinery for cleaning and polishing I may outgrow my cosy corner, so I am enjoying while I can!


Behind the screen, is my bench,


and this morning the labradorite beads, silver wire, silver crimps and tools I need to make the earrings.





Choosing the stones and wires, threading, crimping, shaping and forming, sanding and polishing. Packaging and sending. All made with love!


With a cup of tea and the radio, I struggle to imagine a job I would rather be doing!

25 comments:

  1. Hi Belinda,

    What a beautiful and light living room you have. It sounds ideal to have your workspace there. Love your earrings!

    Have a lovely summer holiday!

    Madelief x

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  2. Oh my! I ordered some of these for my daughter yesterday - could these be the very ones?!
    Lovely room, by the way - and great that it has enough space for your work bench.

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  3. Oh I love seeing people's creative spaces ~ and yours, along with your beautiful home ~ is simply wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Such lovely earrings and packaging too! Just beautiful! Love Brenda

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  4. Who would have thought all that activity goes on behind that pretty toile screen. Your home is really fabulous, you are a lucky girl to be able to live and work in such a place, but you are 'worth it' I know! Lots of love to you, Linda x

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  5. Pretty work space! And your packaging is almost as nice as your earrings!

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  6. Gorgeous earrings and a beautiful room. I would love to have a room with so much natural light.

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  7. Beautiful earrings, beautiful space. Love all the beams - working from home must indeed be a joy in those surroundings. M x

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  8. Hi from Australia
    I found your lovely blog on one of my favorite Welsh blogs.
    I look forward to following your blog.
    You have a gorgeous home.
    Chrisartist

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  9. I love these insights into your life.

    You have made yourself a beautiful home and now you pass along the beauty through your blog and your flowers and now your jewelry.

    Well done.

    xoxo jane

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  10. Your living room is so spacious and I love the dark wood and whites...
    Belinda you have many talents...
    decorating, gardening, flower arranging and silversmithing.

    The earrings are gorgeous.

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  11. Hello Belinda:
    What a most attractive and beautifully furnished room and we particularly like the way in which the door opens directly into the garden. How lovely for summer days.

    And, what a splendid idea to conceal your little workspace behind the screen where it is completely hidden and yet at the heart of the house.

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  12. Oh my! What a stunning living room! You have wonderful taste!

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  13. Beautiful living room. You'd never know your working space was there.

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  14. What a beautiful home you have Belinda and your workspace just fits in perfectely x

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  15. I'm gonna just come and move you out and take it all over - the flower gardens and the house, too. It's wonderful! I had to look three times before I could even find the screen! happy weekend.

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  16. This room looks like it belongs to an interior decoration magazine, really. You have detailed it so perfectly!
    I remember, that you have small children, but how do you manage to keep everything in such a clean, good order?
    For just the similar reason ( though in my case now the dogs ), I have simplified my " possessions, set-ups " to the minimum.
    The screen is a brilliant idea!!

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  17. I love seeing picturs of your home - it is just gorgeous.

    Nina x

    ps. I am totally with you on vaseline for skin conditions.

    Our smallest had severe dermititis when she was little and by pure accident - another old wives tale - we discovered the magic wonders of it.

    Her skin would calm down instantly before our eyes once applied on top of her skin cream (it seals the moisture in) - much to her relief and ours.

    Have a lovely day, N x

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  18. A beautiful home, your workstation is so discreetly hidden it took me two scrolls to find it!

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  19. Your home is so beautiful it's small wonder you are so inspired to create the lovely things you do!

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  20. Thank you all for your lovely comments! Special welcome to new visitors and followers, and yes, 'blue hands', these earrings are destined for your daughter! xx

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  21. You have a wonderful living room and your working place seems perfectly arranged.
    On top on that I can see it's possible to use a mini-torch in small place. That's a good news for as I am thinking whether to buy it or not...

    Have a nice weekend!
    Ambra

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  22. did you find any brambles? i think they would look heavenly in silver, do it do it xx

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  23. stop struggling now belinda. there is no better place for you. your home is beyond gorgeous. you need to be in a magazine. how on earth do you get any work done?

    xo
    janet

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  24. Love your barn so much the white sofas look super against the beams & the screen your mother made is divine. Ida

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  25. Ooooooo - thanks for showing us round your sitting room. What a lovely bright room and I love the structure of the beams - strong and solid but the furniture softens it all. Another chic room, Belinda.
    Katie x

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