Mar 102010

Organization is a constant struggle for many of us. I have tried some things that don’t work so well and some things that do.

Today I’m sharing 5 things that work. (well, 3 that do and 2 that I think would be great!)

Organizational 'White Board'

1. Tool Cart – I do not have one of these, instead I use #3 below for most of my tools, but I’d love to have one – especially a bright blue one like this!

2. Tabletop Shelves – this is on top of my 8ft table. I have containers of bits and burs and some pliers etc stored here.

3. 4 drawer cart/drawer unit (I take the wheels off! and I have several that fit nicely under an 8 foot table. Loads of tools and supplies fit in these)

4. Divided storage bin – I love this for several reasons. Its clear. Its a two in one, its stackable. GREAT for ongoing projects.

5. Plant Flexshaft Hanger – I have one almost identical to this secured into the wall in my studio. Two flexshafts hang from it!

What are some of  your storage/organizational finds that actually work?

Which ones haven’t worked out so well?

Share with us!

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Mar 072010
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Yesterday was spent in Philly. Or thereabouts. 🙂

More like the town of Chester. Only about an hour and 45 minutes away is the studio of my friend Rina. . . and yesterday we came from far and wide and joined together in Rina’s amazing studio to spend a day absorbed in creative endeavors.

OK, ok, maybe that’s stretching it a bit. We came from MD, Jersey, the Poconos….and down the street. But we did spend an amazing day together!

We were absorbed

and we kept Rina in her studio from before noon until well into the night. I left at 9pm and they were just getting started on grinding/moifying gravers!

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During the day, Gary went over several different kinds of chains

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and we enjoyed looking at each others work

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And some of us also did some inspecting….

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HOW was that done????

 Jennifer was able to show off a respectable piece of chain that she worked on ….

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          Our hands got dirty      jewelry artists network

Close up look at a graver in use

and we generally had a really good time!

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maybe something from this table….????

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            More photos to come later!!



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