Friday, May 09, 2008

The BIG reveal

I'm starting back up with my Friday From the Bench series again, where every Friday I'll be blogging about whatever is happening (or NOT happening) in my studio each week. This week's From the Bench is actually my big reveal you've all been patiently waiting for…

MY NEW STUDIO!!

This is VERY exciting for me because it's my first studio outside of my home and certainly my largest space to date. After almost a year of endless searching, I found the perfect work space in an artist's loft only five blocks from my apartment in Brooklyn! It has enormous windows with incredible light and city views, high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, slop sinks down the hall, etc. I don't think words can express how happy I am about this new step in my career.

The space is not entirely set up yet, (note the completely BARE walls and mountain of Barbie storage bins!) however I've been working in it nonetheless. This was the main reason for my delay in sharing… I wanted it to be all perfect and fully functioning before I posted photos. I finally decided that was silly because it will likely be in a constant state of flux for god knows how long! I recently purchased a new/used "Official" jeweler's bench (also a first for me) which is now in the space as well (but not in these pictures.) I'll share studio set-up pics as it progresses. And now for the best part…

The View:

Empire State building, the Chrysler building, UN headquarters, etc…

I am one lucky gal!

12 comments:

Anne said...

Indeed you are!

I just came across your blog and love seeing work spaces. I long for a professional one someday.

Lynette said...

wow, you really are lucky! I cant wait for that day:)

arthur hash said...

whoa man. I am jealous.

Tay said...

WooHoo! That is *so* exciting and what a beautiful space! I am a wee bit envious, but mostly really excited for you. I am finally updating links and putting you on my blog and website.

I wish you many happy, productive days in the new studio...

Tay

Miss Dot said...

oh my! if I had a studio like that I would never leave it. Can I come and live under the bench? I will bring my coffee machine :-)

Liz said...

Wow!
I have been a long time fan of your work and blog, and i just wanted to say hi, and Congratulations!!
Cant wait to see what comes out of the new space!

Dawn Alice Rogers said...

Wow! Lucky you! Congratulations on your spectacular new space.

diamond rings said...

great post

Margaux said...

Thank you all! You're so sweet and I appreciate the encouragement! :-)

Now I have NO excuses not to be working eh?!

Jadi Clark said...

WOW I have just come arcoss your blog and I love your jewellery. It really is awesome. I am a jewellery student doing my btech at the moment and your work has really inspired me. Thanx

Margaux said...

Thanks Jadi! That's very sweet of you to say :-)

alamodestuff said...

Oh, how envious I am!