You would think that I would have needed to pull off an Oscar-winning speech/sweet-talk for my husband to come up with this idea: Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own dedicated space to create and design – whatever that might be? While designing our dream home, it was HIS idea for me include a separate space to create. So today, after all the designing and redesigning, I finally have my “creative place of zen”. Take a quick tour of where I spend most of the hours in my day (and night).
When I first started out, I was stringing beads and doing it more for myself and friends as gifts (whether asked for or not) but with the “need” to keep learning, I quickly upped my game and today I find myself surrounded by jewelry tools, gemstones, sea glass and scrap pieces of copper, bronze, steel but mostly sterling silver and I couldn’t be happier!
I would love for you to share your space with me: 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)!
This is a wonderful way to be a part of the process and put your own ideas into a wearable piece of jewelry that you will enjoy forever. We usually begin with a glass wine while perusing the studio together, getting to know your likes and dislikes; the colors, gemstones and the styles that catch your eye. Even if you don’t have an exact idea when you arrive, you will have at least one design you will be very excited about, yet more often than not, you will have multiple designs you will love.
My name is Katie. I live Northern California and I’m a country girl through and through. I am a mother of 3, a grandmother, wife, and one of 8 children. When I’m not in my studio, I love spending time with my family and friends, hiking, surfing, skiing, traveling, reading, cooking, hanging with my animals and drinking good red wine, etc. I love to laugh, dance and sing when no one is listening…