Sunday 23 September 2007

Our workplace :)

Some pictures of our workplace;As you know, we started making jewelry three years ago, from our home. After a while we had so much materials and stuff that we were bursting out our home. The fact that our house is a bit remote and that we have dogs caused that potential customers were not easily persuaded to come and have a look.
So, last February, we decided to rent a studio to work from there although in fact we can not afford it. But rent is not that high, and what a luxury, all that space.
Half of it, (the short leg of the L) is our showroom, you see:

This is the ‘men’s corner’ (!?). When the local ladies come to shop they usually bring their husbands along. They are, of course, the wallet carriers. So, we sit them here and run with coffee and other refreshments to keep them happy while their wives shop. Even then, they are quickly bored. If we had the money, we would acquire one of those massage armchairs to keep the husbands quiescent a longer while. Funny how easily you get sucked to servitude just to make a few bucks! Happy not to be the wives, though, you can imagine;

Here I am, typing this text and this is Estella, fighting tong in cheek with a necklace that refuses to hang just the way she want it.
When Estella was a very small baby, all kind of soft purring sounds came out her, so we give her the nickname Prutteltje, from the Dutch verb pruttelen, meaning simmering, purring.
Nothing has changed in twenty four years. All kind of soft (and less soft) sounds keep coming out of her at any time. Purring, singing, an occasional curse when things go bad or a blood curling laugh when things go specially well. No need for a radio or such, thus.

And here we are, once more, Estella’s reflection in the mirror, and I, still typing this blog, he,he.


  1. You have made a great start to your blog! What a brilliant studio you have and soooo much stock.

    Only one tiny thing. Not sure if it is my monitor colour settings, but I'm having trouble reading the text on the orange background.

  2. Heya! It's fun to read about and see where you work, your studio looks great. :) Good luck with the blog!

  3. Aaand here I am again! I just tagged you - if you want to join the game, take a peek at my latest blog post to see what it's all about. :)

  4. Hey! I just put a link of your blog in mine! Yours is really nice and colourful - very welcoming!