Back at the bench

Photograph taken at my jewellery making bench.
The view from my jewellery bench today.

It's later than I'd expected, but this afternoon I finally got back to my jewellery bench to do some making work. It was just a tentative step with only three pieces being made for delivery to a couple of shops, but it's a start.

This week I also need to get stuck into a big batch of etching now that I finally have some silver stock after running out of the required pieces late last year.

However, before then I need to do a massive clean up in the studio! Nothing has been touched in there since I downed tools just before Christmas and the room looks like it has exploded. So tomorrow I plan to be back in there giving it a good clean up and re-organisation.

Plus I hope to finally get back to actually finishing off the space after it was converted from an old three-walled shed into a four-walled studio after moving into my home last year.

You can see the progress made so far in these posts from last year: Progress on my new jewellery studio and Back to business.

I'll share more of the evolution of my studio as it happens.

Simone Walsh is an Australian jewellery designer and maker who has been creating handmade jewellery in sterling silver, gold and gemstones for over 25 years. She lives and works on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula outside Adelaide in South Australia, where she's lucky enough to walk on the beach and visit vineyards in her free time. Simone is the Founder & Creative Director of Simone Walsh Jewellery.