So, I have been making beads for 3 years or so now, and all that time I have been huddling in the laundry room, sharing with the tumble drier and the washing machine! And it suited it's purpose well enough for a while....
This is my "laundrio" (as I'd affectionately called it!), almost right at the beginning, when I'd upgraded from my hot head.
See how tidy it is.......
It's inevitable with a hobby/interest such as lampworking that everything grows.... the amount of glass, tools and bits and pieces I have, has probably quadrupled since these early days - maybe even more!
I dread to think exactly how many thousands I have spent! Shhh....don't say anything to my DH!
So, here is my laundrio just before the renovations.......
It's a total mess and I was finding it hard to work in there, and kept coming out for breaks. Tidying it was something I tried to avoid, much to my DH's annoyance!
Now, we live in a fairly large house and my hubby is lucky enough to have a games room with a 3/4 size snooker table - his pride and joy. And to be fair he uses it a lot - playing matches regularly with his best mate. So in a tactical move, I kinda hinted that I would like a larger space - no....not the snooker room...heaven forbid :D :D :D !!
We have a study, which houses the family computer and all the household paperwork etc. And also all my jewellery making bits and bobs, but we have never decorated it, and it often looks a bit messy and tatty.
So hooray, I have permission to take over part of the study for my bead making!!!