Hi there! I'm Tara of Odd Bird designs. I create mixed-media jewellery that's quirky & fun to wear.....here's a behind-the-scenes peek at where I make everything!
The studio (aka "the nest") is nestled inside a nice lofty building where I also live. I find it much easier & affordable to have studio space in my home. The walls are blank as we recently moved into this space & I haven't had a chance to paint pretty colours or hang art yet! But really all I need is the space (to make a mess in) & music (to make a mess by) to be productive & then I'm good to go!
Meet my assistant, Loki (the original "Odd Bird") He oversee's all the jewellery creation from start to finish from his perch there....just don't tell him that it's really a toilet paper stand though,haha! I do have 2 other little assisstants but they are Camera Shy at the moment.
Storage bins are essential for staying organized. I work more efficiently when I know I can just open a drawer to find what I need fast.
Here's some more decorated dominoes: one tray of completed pieces ready to pack & ship & the other tray contains ones waiting for the glaze to set. I have trays of jewellery all over the studio, as you can see these ones are sitting on top of my stereo system.....don't think I'll be using the turntable today!
OK, so I added this older pic (the first work table I had) to give you an idea of what my desk usually looks like: covered with stuff!