Hard work is happening to get our studio ready in time for our first client booked in next week, and I’ve been asked to share photos. 🙂 I just delivered the chairs today, the paint work is almost finished now, we just need to add a final coat to the purple walls – it’s a very dark colour so inclined to look patchy unless we really stack on the coats of paint. I’m alternately really excited and inspired about it all, and overwhelmed with anxiety and dread. Working hard on dealing with that.
One unexpected upside has been that now that I know I have a studio to display my work, I’ve been so excited about art again and making lots of things in my studio! It’s by far the most effective technique I’ve ever tried in dealing with feeling blocked creatively. That’s such a wonderful bonus for all the stress of setting this up. 🙂
Our lovely display for beads – some of us love to decorate our dreads 🙂
Our new chair for clients! I’m in love with it. Can’t you just see yourself relaxing in this while henna or inks are done?
I told you I loved this chair. You can see our gorgeous purple walls here – one more coat to go hopefully!
Dreading chairs! Adjustable heights, as comfortable and friendly on backs and joints as we could find.
Dread Art! I stitched this little bead sleave last night, and I love it.
More dread art! These little wire dread coils are gorgeous! I made this myself, using copper wire, Swarovski crystals, and a beautiful paua shell button from New Zealand.
A second handmade dread coil I’ve created, this one is a bit finer for my little dreads. 🙂
I bought this beautiful tree on the drive back from my friend’s funeral. It’s going to hang on the studio wall and be a little reminder of her.
The studio room, coming along.
Close up of a couple of beads – I’m sourcing all of these extremely carefully. Did you know that eBay has a warning about ‘Tibetan Silver’ beads? I didn’t! The term is unregulated so it means any silver coloured alloy. Some have been tested and found to contain lead, or arsenic! Wow. So, only sterling silver/quality natural ingredient beads will be sold from this studio. These are hand carved wooden skull beads.
The body art chair and a lovely ergonomic stool, for the artist.
We’re very excited about this beautiful huge mirror and can’t wait to hang it!
We now have a big supply of synthetic hair for natural coloured extensions
And some really cool colours too.