My messy work space is a ten by twelve room plus some other spaces. This is exactly how it looks every day. And from the chaos on the bench and the controlled chaos in the boxes on the rack I pull together the pieces that I sell in my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/oscarcrow
Every thing I need is at hand sometimes organized like these boxes. Ready to pull out and add to the pile...my method of working is to try combinations of stones, mounts, filigrees and other odd parts to create original art jewelry pieces. I often buy in multiples so if I like the way some item works I can grab another stamping or ring shank and create a similar piece.
Above and below are more boxes of brass,copper,silver and gold components, yards of wire,and stones in every color of the rainbow.
In this same little room is the stock for my shop. All these drawers hold ceramics ,doll parts and handmade jewelry . I have almost 750 items listed at Oscarcrow.
In the foreground is a metal hammering station. In the background is my homemade light box where I photograph the incoming porcelain dolls and the finished jewelry.
This is my ceramics casting area I make molds and create and recreate the vintage pieces into art dolls. In the furnace room around the wall is a kiln. That is where I fire both ceramic and PMC.
This is a tray of the rings I have produced this year in my messy little shop. I hope you enjoyed visiting my messy workshop. Here is a list of the participants please go visit them.