Sue had a unique problem with her jewellery making room, in that she was buried under masses of bead-filled plastic bags, couldn’t find anything in the mess and had nowhere to display her creations for clients.
• First thing we had to do was clear everything off the pigeon hole-shelving and paint each compartment a different colour so the beads could then be stored in glass jars and grouped in colours on the appropriate shelf. Sue can now locate elusive beads much more quickly and doesn’t have to trawl through thousands of plastic bags to find the right shade of blue.
• We then made her inexpensive jewellery display boards using caneite (compressed sugar cane) sheeting, which we covered in black felt (you could use velvet) and secured at the back with thumb tacks. Once pins are added to the front - the jewellery can be hung artistically, to great effect.
• The last job was attaching a dowel roller to the far side of her workbench using a small curtain rod holder. The dowel then holds spools of wire, ribbon and thread and ensures the spools stay in place and can be rolled in and out neatly and easily.
For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here