Friday, April 27, 2012


Ever been to a Blog Hop?  Well, here is your chance.  A group of people with blogs, in this case a group of jewelry crafters and artists, write a blog post around a central theme.  We all are having fun with this.  If you would like to enjoy the fun, just click on the links below to see the other Messy Workshop Blogs!  They will include pictures and/or videos of their creative space.

I too, have a messy workshop area.  And am proud of it!  Mike and I share our workshop in the basement.  We have "carved" out a space amidst all the boxes we have down there.   One day we plan to somehow get rid of all the boxes of "stuff" and expand our workshop space.  One day.....  

We have a great deal of fun there together.  Making jewelry has become an enjoyable hobby for both of us.  Most evenings we can be found there.  Sometimes the hours go by so swiftly that dinner becomes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches around 9:00 pm.  It is easy to lose track of time while creating.

Here is a short video of our workshop.  I missed a couple of areas, but I think you will get the idea.  Enjoy!

And here are all the other fun Messy Workshop participants!  Please stop by and take a look.  ENJOY!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Robin Delargy:

Kim at Cianci Blue

Jennifer Jazwick-Smith

Mary Shannon Hicks

Tracy Swartz

Jacqueline Marchant

Lynnea Perry Bennett

Terry Matusyk

Laurel Steven

Dr. Brassy Steamington

Pamela Takeshige

Kris Lanae Binsfeld

Outre Art

Linzi Alford

Deb Davis

Tamara Jones

Harry Wood

Gerry Nickerson

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

Georgene Lockwood

Charisa Sloper

Jennifer Justman


Mary Deis

Cheri Reed

Sondra Kolner

Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

Lori Anderson

Sandra McGriff

Shelly Joyce

Joan Williams

Kashmira Patel

Deb Beechy

Ginger Bishop

Kelli Jacobson

Natalie McKenna

Andrew Thornton

Mary Govaars

Kate Mulligan

Lisa Lodge

Tami Luchini

Monique Lula

Lee Koopman

Jayne Capps 

Susan Lloyd

Cynthia Wainscott

Stephanie Amanti

Alicia Marinache

Sam Hamp

Lennis Carrier



  1. Hi Kate- loved your video - and WOW you have LOTS of stuff- what a great workshop. I am starting to realise how modest my collection of "stuff" actually is. Thanks for sharing- Linzi

  2. I loved your video so much I had to put it on my FB page! Great inspiration wall! I may have to steal that idea. It will also cover up the ugly walls in my workshop! LOL

  3. I loved your studio tour. I'm going to have to make my own inspiration wall now. Oh and I love your voice. You must be an excellent bedtime story teller.

  4. I love Bob Cat, I have a Bob husband. Trade you! I admit I was looking for myself on your wall of inspiration.... ~ Brassy

  5. Loved the video! Bobcat is so cute and I love that he added his own voice to the mix. The inspiration wall is a wonderful concept think I'll make one too.

  6. Brilliant idea making a video! Loved the commentary from your kitty too. Thanks for the peek into your workshop! Warmly, Tracy

  7. I loved the video and really liked your wall of inspiration. Wow what a lot of findings! It's great that you and Mike create together. You're both so talented. The thing I liked the most was what your son wrote to you. How wonderful for him to say that!

  8. I love that you and your husband create together. I'm also very impressed with all your stuff and very honored to be on your inspiration wall - wow!

  9. So many beads and stuff and so little time! Love it.

  10. I loved it, Kate! Saw one of my pics on your inspiration wall, too. Your workroom is so organized! I aspire to that. I love your voice... and it was fun to get a glimpse of you at the end. :-)

  11. Is that your basement? Nice big space and wow, wow, wow, do you have lots of beads. Boy, you MUST have fun! Not messy at all. Just my kind of place!

  12. Holy crap!! That's a lot of stuff! :) Makes me want to snoop ;) And really... that gym is getting used! Storage is important ;)

  13. ok, you win! you have the most stuff!!!!

  14. Aw I really enjoyed that! Your workspace is sooo nice! Can I have it? hehe....It is also very nice that you and Mike can work together there like that. One day I wish for Paul and I to be able to do that. He did make jewelry but separate from me in the basement ; ) Love Bob Cat! So sweet! And the inspiration wall :)

  15. That's amazing!, you have a lot of stuff!, can I go over to your workshop and play? :) thank you or sharing your lovely space, specially that cute card your son sent you. Have a good night and I will come back and visit again!

  16. I loved the video! Wow you have a lot of stuff but it looks organized to me. Labeling makes it work, IMO. My hubby works in the studio next to mine (he's a leather worker) so we're close and yet so far. I truly don't think I could work with him at arms length. You're a better woman for sure!!!

  17. I love it. You should "give away" a tour of those bead boxes to one of your followers...

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hmmmm...."give away" a tour of one of those bead boxes.....if I do that...then I could get more!

  18. Thanks for sharing. How great that you & your husband enjoy the same things and can work together. Love how you have marked your storage containers, I need to do day...Gerry

  19. Cute video :) I adore your Mother's Day Card. I , too, collect photos of jewelry that inspires me. I don't have it hanging up, but maybe I should do that :) Love the end with a little peek at you in the mirror.

  20. I LOVE your workshop....oh my the boxes and boxes of beads...can I come shopping. What a lovely video. Thanks for sharing.

  21. That is so great that you and your husband can share jewelry making! Nice workshop. Bobcat is so cute.

  22. Kate - I can so relate! I'm sometimes so busy that my dinners don't come until late and usually a bowl of soup or something I can quickly nuke in the microwave and take back to my desk and eat, gently sliding my project to the side for a few minutes! LOL

    I loved the video tour of you and Mike's workshop! What an awesome place to create in! I am envious of your mountains of bead storage cases! Wow!!! Dem's a lotta beads!

    Your inspiration board is amazing! I really need to do one of those!!! Might help to have those visuals there all the time! =)

    Oh, and I love Bobcat! So cute!!! I love how he just had to be in the video and had to get his voice in there! Adorable! =)

    Thank you for inviting us into your space, I had a great time looking at all the wonderful goodies! =)

  23. Thank you all SOOOOO much for stopping by during the hop, and for your kind and fun comments! This was a blast! Can't wait to see what Brenda Sue comes up with next!


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