Ive been trying to blog for the past few days but one thing or another has been stopping me. The weather has been totally naff and any photos I've taken have just been pointless. The children have been running around under my feet, even with the new schedule its been hard. Its getting towards the end of the holidays and even if they don't want to admit it they are ready to go back to school, and even if they aren't I'm ready lol.
So for lack of things to blog about I figured I would give you a tour around where all the action (or current lack of action) happens.
Originally my shed was built to be a lamp working studio, I brought all the kit and after a while it was obvious that as much as I enjoyed doing it I was no good at making anything other than spacer beads. Within days of doing my silversmiths course I knew I had found my "thing" and promptly sold all my lamp working gear and invested in all my smithing kit.
This desk is where most of the work takes place. I have a lovely big working space and everything I need is to hand. On the right of the desk is Milly the rolling mill. Its such a great bit of kit, it comes with several different rolls so I can change the texture or shape of sheet and wire. It also means I don't have to buy several different thickness of sheet as I can use it to change the thickness as and when I need to.
You'll notice a blue line running at the front of the desk, this is one of the most used tools in my shed, a humble tape measure sellotaped in place. Simple but effective.
This is the soldering station where all the hot work takes place. You cant see it too well but at the very front is my fire brick and third hand, a glass holds all my tweezers and solder syringes. A glass dish filled with water is for quenching soldered pieces. I love hearing the hiss it makes as it gets dunked in.
On the right is my light tent, this is where is stays when I'm not using it, I have it attached to a board so I can just pick it up and take it around to where the best amount of light is... not that there is much of that lately.
Its only since Ive taken these pictures that Ive realised how bare my walls look, I think I'm going to have to invest in some wall art, if anybody has any quirky ideas on how I can decorate the walls please do let me know.
So I hope you've enjoyed your little tour around Sparkly Towers (lol) and if you exit via here you can take a tour around the gift shop!.