studio warming party at #105

Help me celebrate my new space! Bring your friends, family and pets. Eat some food, have a beer, watch a demo, see some bling. Can't wait to meet y'all!

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Hope you are having the best autumn ever! xo, kim

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Hammer time

105 is closer to being finished! It takes time when you're repurposing things, building things, doing all the things to complete your vision of what your creative space should look like and how it functions. Here are some progress shots and videos I am wicked excited about....

My hammer and tool cabinet is complete and nestled in nicely with my anvil and stumps.

My hammer and tool cabinet is complete and nestled in nicely with my anvil and stumps.

Let's step back a little to get a glimpse of the elbow grease I put into this dream boat....

I found this shipping my crate in freespace at WAS. It had some stickers and tape on it. Being a jeweler, I care about the details and wasn't about to settle for anything less than perfection. So, I started sanding.  

Maybe I'm lazy, maybe I'm brilliant, (maybe I wanted a dance partner), either way I wanted this cabinet on wheels. 

From the top. I had this crazy idea that my bracelet mandrel should set into the shelf in the back.  

From the top. I had this crazy idea that my bracelet mandrel should set into the shelf in the back.  

That crazy idea, it led to me looking like this. When you make do with the not so right tools for the job it gets messy.  

That crazy idea, it led to me looking like this. When you make do with the not so right tools for the job it gets messy.  

TA-DA! I think getting dirty was worth it. 

I love this thing I made. Seeing my tools will remind me of what I am capable of. It will inspire me to explore and create more. I'm looking forward to my adventures in 105. 

xo, kim  

Getting closer...

Little by little studio 105 is coming together. 

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It's been about a year and a half since I first dragged this stump to my old third floor space with the help of one of my best dudes. Now that it's settled easily in my first floor studio I finally mounted my vice to it. Why are didn't do this sooner, I have no idea.   

My work table for soldering and enameling is set up and ready to roar. 

A jeweler's bench isn't complete until you've mounted a bench pin. 

 

Thanks to some amazing customers I already shipped a couple of orders from Lowell! It felt great to shine up some earrings in my new space and utilize my new packaging area.

105 is starting to feel like home. There's still some boxes that need unpacking but my tools are ready to make stuff again. My shop is open and ready for business. In Stock! items ship in 1-4 business days, all other items have a 1-2 week fabrication time. 

happy summer!! 

xo, kim

More progress at 105

Moving day (days) happened and all of my work benches, tools and well, a whole lot of stuff is piled into space 105.  

Team Bondcliff completed mission move k.o'brien jewelry to WAS. 

Team Bondcliff completed mission move k.o'brien jewelry to WAS. 

That's everything! 

That's everything! 

Enamel/solder station!

Enamel/solder station!

I had some amazing friends come by and help me set up some work tables. I am THE luckiest gal! 

more soon! 

kim

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progress at 105

My new studio space was a blank canvass and I couldn't help but add some color....  that's my job after all. 

there's a view of the canal which I'm really excited about  

there's a view of the canal which I'm really excited about  

lots of room for workbenches  

lots of room for workbenches  

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corn yellow

corn yellow

silversmith grey (fitting, isn't it?) 

silversmith grey (fitting, isn't it?) 

fuschia 

fuschia 

Quite the contrast, I'm still undecided on how it looks.  

Quite the contrast, I'm still undecided on how it looks.  

After a few trips to my car to get painting supplies, I realized my walls match the pansies by the brewery.  

After a few trips to my car to get painting supplies, I realized my walls match the pansies by the brewery.  

There's much more to be done but 105 already feels like home. 

More soon! xo, kim  

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The move part one

One full van trip started my official move to Western Ave Studios.  

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After carrying boxes down from my third floor space in Pawtucket wheeling everything to my new first floor space felt like a dream.  

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This guy made all the packing and heavy lifting seem effortless. 

More updates coming soon! I'm really excited to set up in Lowell.  

xo, kim 

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