A break from chaos

Gemstones, silver and other clutter in the studio of jeweller Simone Walsh.

I've been working very hard and have had all sorts of important deadlines whizzing around over the last few weeks. As a result the studio ended up in chaos.

Almost every available surface had a big pile of mess on it: tools, piles of ziplock bags with silver and gold, containers of gemstones, random notes, printed sheets of designs, chemicals, partly finished jewellery, scrap metal, scrap paper, test pieces, empty boxes, kitchen towels … and more besides.

Not only was the chaos making me stressed and preventing me from thinking clearly, but I was also struggling to actually find the things I needed to do my work!

Jewellery bench in the studio of Simone Walsh.

So today I decided it was time to take a bit of a breather and finally tidy up. I spent a few hours finding the right home for everything, throwing out a whole lot of rubbish and generally cleaning up.

Finally I now have a neat and tidy studio and can easily find everything I need. What a relief!

And now … back to more work.

Simone Walsh is an Australian jewellery designer and maker who has been creating unique jewellery in 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 wander on the beach and frolic in the garden in her free time. Simone is the Founder & Creative Director of Simone Walsh Jewellery.

Simone’s jewellery never ceases to amaze me - I love her originality and thoughtfulness.

Heather - Adelaide, Australia