Sunday, July 15, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012

I am so happy to be a participant in 
Karen Valentine's, of My Desert Cottage,
 4th annual
Where Bloggers Create 2012

I apologize ladies, I'm late!  I have been working my little fanny off getting ready for my summer shows.  So I had a choice, clean the workshop up, top to bottom, or just shoot it like it is...a working studio? I chose the later!!

So you are seeing the workshop in its workaholic stage!
Kind of a mess, but constructive!

Here is where most of the beading gets done.
See all those little beads in separate containers?
That's because we are snowbirds, and move twice a year.
Can you imaging moving your workshop twice a year?
You learn to get very compartmentalized for sure.

Here are some recent things I'm working on for classes, still compiling samples and prototypes. 

And jewelry is sitting out all over the workshop, being priced and tagged for my next show, in a week. And only one more after that, but the studio is buzzing with projects!

Here is my soldering station. Kind of a mess, but it gets used every single day!

Here is my jewelry bench, not cleaned up, not pretty, but here it is!!

I have to have everything in small containers so we can pack it all up and move it in May and September!  There are lots of plastic organizers.  And rhinestones of course!!

Here is a shot of the show the first weekend of June.  Thought I would show this shot, so you can see how the workshop looks when all cleaned up and looking pretty!!

I have a workshop on the other end too, in California.  Maybe one year I will post pics of that one so you can see it as well.

Thanks for visiting my studio, loved sharing it with you.
I hope to get around to visit as many of yours as I can.  I hope to see you on Facebook, be sure to friend me, and maybe meet you where I'm teaching one day, either on line, at Artful Gathering, or one of my workshops!

Take care, happy workshop hopping!



Lovey said...

love your art Riki!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

How fun! So glad to have gotten to visit your studio. You make beautiful jewelry. Hugs!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Riki
You know your jewellery is just adorable and it so great so where you create it because that is the picture we have in mind when you are there doing it! I love the large amount of different vintage items you use and even the mop buttons!
And it is great to see where it is displayed for selling.
You are so fortunate to be able to pack your "studio" up just like that and move it to another location!
Thank you for sharing this with us.
This is my first year at the party so come and say hello!

Rita Barakat said...

Very cool creations!!!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love seeing your workshop. Very cool space!!
And all the wonderful bits and bobs. Love it

Handiworks by Janice said...

As I have said so many times in this "tour", I am still amazed every time I see a creative spot...wonderful. Thank you for inviting us in...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous, Riki! I would much rather see a creative space with works in progress than miss out on it totally. : ) Thanks for sharing yours!

Beatnheart said...

ha ha lady friend you do not know what a messy studio looks likek! Yours
is v. tidy indeed....have a wonderful show.

Jenny said...

Hi Riki!! Your workshop looks great and I cannot imagine packing it up and moving it twice a year! WOW!! Thanx for sharing!


La Doña said...

Hello Riki...always amazed at your beautiful creations. Maybe one day I can finally join one of your classes. I'm still on the mend. Take care.


Kathy said...

I love your work and it was fun to see the "working" version of your studio. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Riki...

Your jewels and tools fascinate me! Love that you shared your space! Thank you.

Ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Sandy said...

I love seeing how your create your magnificent line of jerwelry. Wonderfu lwork station. Thank you for sharing.

Stephani Gorman said...

Hi Riki! So fun to see your studio in a creative
mess! Looks great! :)

A China Cupcake said...

Riki your art jewelry is so awesome . I have been a big fan for three years but this is the first time I have had a blog up and running to post comments . Your working studio is filled with guests admiring your wonderful work . i want to get a jewelers bench sooI am interested in coming out to California for one of your workshops .
I can now become a follower thanks Pat Beglin

Cindy Craine said...

Oh how I want to come and play! SO that's where all the magic happens, Fabu! xoxox-cindy

La Doña said...

HI Riki! I enjoyed visiting your studio and checking some of pieces from your classes. Doing much better and trying to get back into the swing of things. Take care.


Karen Valentine said...

Hi Riki!! Sorry it took me so long to get here. This is a marathon for me... not a sprint! LOL!! Thank you so much for joining the party and showing a real working studio. I just about fell off my chair when I saw those first pics of the projects you are working on! Be still my heart!!! They are fabulous!!!!! Hope you are getting some free time to relax a bit!!!

connie said...

oh riki loved seeing your workshop!! thank you so much for sharing! hope you and wh are having a wonderful summer...
ps. love what your working on!

Charlene said...

I loved seeing this studio as I've seen the other one. But, I love them both. Vickie & I just went to the Bead Show in Pasadina yesterday. That was expensive! Hugs!

susie said...

Your workshop looks like a JEWELRY BONANZA girlfriend!! I'd love to hunt & peck at every little thing in there, your world is filled with so much GOOD STUFF! Thanks for sharing...I loved my little visit into Riki's workshop.
Big Hugs,

Maureen Hayes said...

Thanks for showing us your workspace, I liked seeing it as it really is and not all dolled up. After all, we have our creative spaces to use, right? And you make lovely things by the way!

Lovey said...

Riki had to come back again...absolutely beautiful jewelry! Love your work space!

Belladonna said...

I wish I would touch everything, this is a place where dreams come true.