So I mentioned yesterday that I was cleaning up my shipping area. Here are some pictures to remember it by while it is clean. It will not stay this way for long! I love the green rolling chair, it has been in the basement for a long time. I have had it a while and used it well in college, but it's tall. I don't think it will work in this space, if I want to put my legs under the table, but I am going to try it! It goes perfectly with this old high school lab table, with slate top. Its heavy as heck! Ok, so you see the drawers under the table, they hold my shipping boxes and stickers and envelopes and labels and cards and tissue cut into small pieces. The tabletop has my file folders for expenses and income and assorted paperwork. I also have a box on the side where all the papers for the month will go, and the GOAL is to file them all every month in an orderly manner. HA!
To the left, small jewelers trays for orders. Each tray gets the customer invoice, and gets filled with beads as they are fired. I use a highlighter to mark the bead as in. I do this after each firing. When the order is complete, all the beads are right there in the tray, and I pack it up! If it is waiting for something, it goes in the stack and waits until I have everything.Finally, while I have the camera out, some brown shoes I found in the basement. I think I want to steampunk them up a bit. Rough them up, add some brass grommets and hardware maybe. I was inspired by the shoe projects in teh new Make it Mine magazine...they are really cute, and I want to do something similar but a bit different. Any suggestions? I think it would be funny to make a mock steel toe shoe, but instead of butt kicking steel, it would be a brass filigree piece, something more dandy than hardcore!