by Lady Mockingbird.
(Upstate, New York USA)
Earlier this year, I made the very exciting yet scary leap to self-employment making and selling my jewelry. Also, over the past few years of running my jewelry business alongside of being engaged in a full-time professional career in government service, I’ve had to turn down a number of offers to include my studio on a local artists studio tour for our summer tourists.
I had to turn them down because my studio occupied about 1/4 of the space in my personal bedroom. Really not the best sort of impression to make if welcoming random strangers into one’s creative workspace. I needed a solution to this conundrum.
Fortunately, my home has sufficient bedrooms that I was able to move my sleeping furniture upstairs and convert my downstairs bedroom into Mockingbird Lane Wire’s combination studio and show room. It has taken a fair amount of time investment, as I’ve had to do most of the work myself. Only paying a contractor to do the framing work I could not do on my own.
The space which was once my bedroom and before that the second parlor in my 126 year old Victorian home, now has it’s own separate entrance from the main living room entry, and the open archway that opened the room off of the living room has been made smaller by putting built in bookshelves in half of the arch, and a glass paned antiqued French door I found for $10.00 at a yard sale closes off the other half of the arch while still allowing light to pass through both rooms.
The room measures approximately 15 x 11.
Mockingbird Lane Wire
Mockingbird Lane Wire at Etsy