Cannot Leave It All Behind When on a Visit

by JoAnne.
(Florida, USA)

Folding table does double duty

I really do not like to travel, but circumstances have led me to spend the winter in the panhandle of Florida. I know, its a hardship many would love to have.

But traveling is difficult and I have had to leave my store behind and depend on others to keep it going. And my new business just got its business license and I am not there to help develop it.

TV stand/bookshelf stores supplies

All of that aside, there was no way I could leave my beading behind for 8 months.

I spent 3 weeks paring down what I was going to take with me. But even knowing that I will be home one week out of every 4 made the choices difficult.

I quickly filled the huge rollaround scrapbookers travel cart, could have filled 2 more. Thankfully, those who know me, know how I get when I cannot make jewelry and they accommodated me.

Red canvas bag on lower left for tools

Two vans and a trailer moved the necessary furniture and supplies. and here is my bedroom studio for the next several months.



Mobilizing your jewelry studio
by: Rena

I think you’ve done a good job with your new setup.

For the one week out of every 4 that you spend back at home, will you be carrying back and forth some of the stash that you’ve brought to Florida?

I’m sure you’ll find some new customers during your visit in Florida.

Or perhaps “snowbirds” who are wintering in the area and would like to take some jewelry making classes.

(And for anyone who hasn’t seen JoAnne’s Jewelry for Generations – Part 3 story – you can read it to catch up on the reason for her visit to Florida.)

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