Melissa Muir - Where Art and Jewelry Play Together
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It is always fun to see the are where your classes will be held. Welcome to my little piece of heaven. This studio is a dream come true and is so much fun to work in. You can see that there is plenty of space, all the necessary tools for projects and great lighting. I hope you can come by and see it in person soon.

This first room is where I hold my introductory jewelry making classes. This classroom is where I hold classes such as wire wrapped pendants, angels and rings. We also do any sort of stringing or beading classes in this room. I have other tables as well and can easily hold up to 14 people for special groups or gatherings. Most classes are kept to about 4 - 8 people.
Jewlery Making Classroom
Jewlery Making Classroom
Jewelry Making Classroom
This next classroom is the metalsmithing studio. This is where we will be soldering, working with forging, cold connections, resin and anything that deals with hammers and fire.
 
This is my sink area. I am one of the really truly lucky ones that have water in my studio. This is where I work with my oxidizing solutions, tumblers and any chemicals used with my jewelry.
This is one shot of my benches. You can see that each side can hold three students comfortably and each has their own catch tray.
Ah, look at that pretty Rolling Mill. The lower section of the table next to the mill is where I do a lot of my forging work, texturing metal and stamping.
This is my soldering station set up. You can see some of the ventilation system. It is a really neat set up. You can even see my pretty new "big" torch. I love that thing. Next to the soldering station is my drilling station. This is where I have my flexshaft, drill bits and saw blades. I also organize all my saws, blades, stone setting tools and files here.
This is my attempt at organizing my stuff. The top four shelves are doing pretty good, but the bottom two still need a bit of help. To the right you can see my guillotine shear - I LOVE THAT THING! And check out that fabulous tree stump. I haven't used it yet, but it is coming soon.

This is another shot of my benches as you walk into the door. The artwork on the wall is by my friend and fellow art student Ellen Hamburg. Thanks Ellen!

Also, check out that tool holder. My father in law, also the man who built the studio, made this little rack for me for christmas one year. I Think it holds 30 or 40 pairs of pliers. It is AWESOME!

Melissa's Metals Studio One more shot of the stuio as you walk in the door, just for kicks.

Thanks for taking the tour! I hope you can come by soon to check it out in person.

 
Here are a few pictures of the studio being built. The builders are my father-in-law, my wonderful husband and myself. ;) Yes, we did it all.... except install the pipes for the sink.
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