Yesterday I got a little computer work and some research done. I have an idea for my new logo, business card, etc, for production pieces including an image of actual enameled earrings. But whoops! I left most of my inventory of enamel disc earrings and such at Urban Artware, a fabulously fun and funky gallery in Winston-Salem, when I was in NC last week. Well, I needed to make more anyway, so that's what I started working on yesterday afternoon. I cut out lots of discs for round one, which I hope to enamel today. At least most of them.
Here's a photo of my studio set-up. It's in what would be the dining room at the front of the house. Who needs a dining room when you can have a rockin' metals studio?? The lighting during the day is not bad, windows all along the front wall, but at night the dim chandelier lighting is not so good. Lamps help, but we're going to have to do something about that soon.
That orange tool cabinet is the best! My mom found it at a consignment shop and painted it for me as a studio warming gift when I was moving into my last apartment, which was the first time I had an actual room devoted just to the studio. (It had been in my living room previously.) But yeah, she rocks! And it gives me a place to revel in my OCD.
I love hammers!!!
But I digress...
I like to start by planning what color combinations to use by getting out all my little enamel samples and arranging them in sets of 2 and 3. I am definitely ready for spring, and this week's color combinations are inspired by springiness, flowers - I have crocus blooming in my yard, and just brightness in general!
So here are some of the copper discs I will enamel today.
I'll be back with some finished earrings later!
Thanks for reading!