Saturday, July 10, 2010

Studio Organizing Ideas

You all may recognize the item below from past posts on either blog. It works pretty well to hold items I am photographing (it doesn't wrinkle), I've used it to display necklaces and earrings at shows, but it also works as a tray to transport projects or supplies from area to area, and I think it is going to work well to clip notes to. It is metal, so the magnetic clips and hooks can hold reminders or inspiration clippings. The fun part for me is that I also designed the piece for a company in Omaha. It is actually a plate charger for a table setting and I had designed several coordinating pieces as serve ware. Another from the kitchen/dining room to the art room piece! This photo looks fuzzy, but I actually have two chargers hanging with a T-pin. Don't forget you can easily paint something like this to fit your studio decor!

In my studio photos I showed you how I used the spice carousel to hold some of my jewelry components. Here they are in my office/sewing room being used to hold my stash of buttons. A place to stash the stash. I also keep all of my precious books in my office. I have been scanning tons of genealogy images into my computer, so my office is in that 'middle of a mess' mode or I would show you more. I obviously don't mind sharing my messes, but it's dangerous trying to maneuver around in here.

Below are 24 small containers in a hinged box. I'm not crazy about plastic, but these are awesome. I use one for my smaller silver components like jump rings, earring wires, clasps and crimp beads, and I use one for my gold components. The third one is being used for small spacer beads so I can see at a glance what I have. The copper components came in this round stacking container. The boxes were purchased at Walmart, but I have seen them other places as well. The round stacks are found everywhere there are beads. These three boxes are small enough they fit perfectly stacked on my bead shelf so I can go right to them.

I will be on vacation for a few days, so I won't be able to post since I don't have any fancy electronic gadgets. Hope you all have a great weekend and week! Thanks to all of you following my blog also. I have been trying to visit the remaining studios from Karen's post on My Desert Cottage and feel like I have been neglecting my friends. I'm almost through the P and onto Q.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I came back for another visit after the tour (not that I'm finished them all yet!) and I am adding you to my RSS feed because I don't want to miss anything. I've scanned back through all your posts and there are some fantastic ideas! One example - I just put a glass candlestick in the yard sale box and I have some pretty cups & saucers that I NEVER use. I will be making one of your pretty organizers (and maybe several for gifts). Absolutely great idea!!

Privet and Holly said...

I love the idea of the metal plate with the clip! Pretty AND functional!
Hope you are enjoying your vacation.
xx Suzanne

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Connie! Found your blog via The French Cupboard article on you. Decided I also need some organization in my own creative wanted to come check you out. I love what I see too! :) In your interview with The French Cupboard she also showcases the three tier tray you designed for a company, I have that exact tray and use it all the time. I love it! The scissors are precious too that you designed! I've become a follower of yours and am excited to check out your other blog! Ciao for now~ :)

Anonymous said...

OMGosh glad I found your blog I need help in this area!

The Rustic Victorian said...

YOu are a woman of many talents! The plate charger must be the one shown under the blue plate with the light cover with the door knob.
I love this. Magnetic and lightweight is good.