Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Work Table

Well I have really digressed on my blog lately, but now I am ready to start posting about Polymer Clay, Jewelry making and Etsy.
I do not currently have a work room, work shop or studio. I have a Work Table, with most of my supplies packed into my bedroom with some of it on the table and under the table. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and I keep trying to get my son to shape up so he can afford to move out so I can take over his bedroom-sort of kidding but not really. He's 19 1/2 and I didn't move out of my parent's home until I was almost 23, but I already had a full time job with decent pay when I was his age. I mean, I don't want him to be a bum, and he certainly isn't a momma's boy, but he needs to get his act together soon, but he knows he has it pretty good here.

Here's a picture of him from about a year ago, with Gizmo and Savannah.

So, until he can go out on his own, or move in with his dad (Yesss! Please!!!) I have to make do with a work table. My work space is my dining room table which is actually rather large, covered with a vinyl table cloth. It works pretty well for me, except for those rare times when I need to eat. But at least I have everything where I need it and I don't have to keep putting things away when I am done. I can just sit down and get right to work.

Here's some pendants I recently finished.

A Pendant in the works.

More pendants waiting to be finished.

My tools!

Coiling gizmo. Very inexpensive and makes great coils out of wire.

Pasta Machine. Very useful with polymer clay. I will write about it later.

Beads and things. One of many containers.

Polymer clay, for my beads and pendants.

Tools for Polymer Clay. I will save the explanation of these and the pasta machine and other tools for Polymer Clay in another post.

Well, I need to get started on dinner. I am cooking for once, do not do much of that in this apartment's tiny kitchen, but I've been wanting to make spaghetti for a while now, so I better stop. Next time, hopefully, more about polymer clay.


ChezChani said...

You don't need a table to eat, that's what laps are for..right?

Joani said...

True, a lap, coffee table or the kitchen counter work for me!

sherry said...

The colors in your work are simply beautiful. I'm also so sorry about your mother. I lost my mom last year and think of her everyday.

Joani said...

Thank you for your kind comments Sherry.

Good Dirt Jewelry said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I really enjoyed reading your blog and your work is lovely!

Joani said...

Thank you for your kind words.

sm said...


your etsy ring is good its really environment friendly

hats off

see you later

Joani said...

Thanks, Mit.