Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? Who manages the website, how do orders get filled, where is everything made? In this post, hopefully I'll answer most of your questions!
I spend a lot of time here. Answering emails, managing the website and creating/editing content.
The Design Table
This is probably my favorite place. All the jewelry currently featured on Hammer and Heart is made right here. I source my materials from a number of places. Local shops/markets are my favorite places to find supplies. Flea markets are a great place to find vintage pieces to use for pieces. I've hung a giant piece of peg board on one wall, so all my tools are easily accessable while working. And of course Pinterest has some awesome ideas for peg boards!
Taking quality photos of your work is very important. And the best part is, it doesn't take much to achieve! I made a light box using some white foam board and a hot glue gun. I highly suggest investing in good lighting and a decent camera. I'm definitely not a professional photographer, but I'm learning as I go! I'll do a seperate blog postspecifically on this set up.
Space is hard to come by. Which is why I am working from my home. I can save cost and the commute is great! Just take a left out of my bedroom, up the stairs and your there! I use most of the other space in my office to prep for shows and storage.
I hope you enjoyed the mini tour of my office. This is where I come to unwind. To create.