I am making great strides in getting the Earthenwood Website inventory organized. I love having everything from the website available and ready to ship instead of my old method of making everything to order. It does take a bit of organization, though. Today I went to CR Hill, a local jeweler's supply place near me, to get some of the trays for my storage unit. The place is not fancy, but they have lots of stuff. I took some pictures to show you. Above are the plastic trays and pads that go into jeweler's trays and displays. There are so many kinds!
Here is the wall of enameling supplies. Which reminds me to find the couple of vials of enamel that I have from college and experiment with them for a Response Saturday post. I would like to try to torch fire them. Maybe in the spring when it is not so cold and we can play with the torches in the garage...
Ooh shiny rolling mills. Want.
More stuff! Ring and pendant boxes, paper bags, velvet pouches... packaging stuff.
They have all sorts of tools and chemicals that I have used in the past when I studied metalsmithing. I don't really have much use for most of these things anymore, but Alex does, so it is fun to revisit. I pretty much love looking at tools and stuff, even if I don't use them. You never know when you might need something, so it's good to at least have a working understanding of what things do and where to get them, just in case...
Speaking of organizing things, I have been spending some time (more than I would like, heh) on making my blog all pretty. I added some tags at the top and love the way they look (Thanks Lorelei for helping me figure that out)! I am working on filling in pages and stuff. I don't really know html and it gets way over my head most of the time, but of course I want things to look a certain way. Today, I have been fighting with my blog roll, which I put on this Favorites page with a few little icons and banners, but I can't see it. Can you?
So forgive my mess as I continue to work on it. I can only handle an hour or so a day. It's always a work in progress, I suppose.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.