This is the state of my bead table today. I have been in production mode, getting some pieces ready to restock the display case at the restaurant, for the past few days.
In the tray you can see the jump rings from the last post, I made some more yesterday, getting the hang of it, not bad.
I have been making the components, partial necklaces and hope to have them finished by the weekend. I have done 16 so far and hope to get a few more done today since the weather is going to be rainy AGAIN!
The table has so much on it right now, I hesitated taking a pix but this is real life right? I sit and work mostly in my lap, set everything up in the tray and then put the tools in my lap and work.
I realized that i used to work in clay the same way, everything would be on the table but I would turn sideways to the table and work in my lap., especially when doing sgraffito and painting, can't work at table height for some reason.
The rest of the time I would stand to work and still do. I gather the beads and lay them out while standing and looking at them from a distance to see if it works, then sit down and put it all together, in my lap.
I would glaze standing as well. It's funny, but I didn't put that together until just this moment.
I guess we all find what works best for us.
Come to think of it, when I was at Art and Soul a couple of weeks ago, I remember saying I had to stand to work, couldn't sit and paint.
How do you work and what's on your bead table today?