Back in January of last year I showed you a picture of my lampwork studio http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/2012/01/to-flame-or-not-to-flame.html
Here are the photos of how it looks now.
The little packs on the right hand side are my latest idea for frit storage. I wanted to get some of those magnetic glass jars from Ikea last time I was there but they only had a display set. I decided they were a little big and would cost a lot considering how much frit I have.
I came across an idea of storing tools along the side of the bench using magnetic strips and found some on Ebay, not very expensive £2.99 I think. Unfortunately they weren't man enough for the job. Then I thought of doing this on an old back of a washing machine.
I'm not sure if it will work for long. I imagine that the sticky on the magnets will fail over time - especially in the heat of the conservatory. But it's nice to be able to see what I have and to hand rather than rooting around in a bag in the drawer.
This is how I store my most used stringers. I have to say the ones in the first row are easy to get at, the rest aren't and I usually end up breaking some.
I was fortunate enough to come across this little set of shelves in the Rotary Club annual sale. Only £4 what a bargain and brilliant for storing my presses, murrini and mica powder.
Something else I got at the sale was this calor gas fire. £5 including the (empty) gas bottle. I can now heat the conservatory until it is really toasty without my other half moaning about the electric bill!
and finally my kiln and glass stash. It's grown a but but still not as much as my friend Sue's got.
Thanks for looking.