Sunday, I started cleaning my garage. I wish I had taken a 'before' photo so I could show you what I started with. But I didn't. I was so focused on getting a well ventilated space that I just started cleaning and sorting stuff.
I took 6 large bags of kitchen stuff and old books to the local thrift shop. And I filled 4 large bags of trash. I also sorted out several large items to sell on Craigslist. It was a very successful day.
Then, on Monday, I started looking for a table to put in the garage. I was so lucky. I stopped at Goodwill on my way home from the gym and found the perfect table for $20. Now that I drive a pick-up, I had no trouble getting it home.
I spent the rest of the week putting together the odds and ends that I needed for my "glass studio" and looking forward to Saturday.
Today, I woke up excited and ready to work.
Here is the space that I set up:
I know, it looks a bit crowded. But the stuff in the background is actually against the wall.
My bar stool sits behind the table and I have plenty of room to move and work.
This is the view from my side of the table. My DH was concerned that I might be startled when I was working if someone opened the door behind me, so I made sure I was facing the door.
Here is the first bead that I made in my new 'studio'!!!! Unfortunately, when I was taking it off the mandrel later in the day, it broke. I am not sure that I like the bead release that came with the kit. It gave me some other issues, so I plan to look for some of the release that I used in my class last week.
And this is the complete set of beads that I made on my 2 hour Saturday Studio time!!!
I was pretty thrilled with the results.
I plan to order more mandrels this week and spend some more time in my studio next weekend.