Are you ready ?. The secret is clean hands all the time.
I had to chuckle ruefully at reading Leonid’s story. I have to have
clean hands all the time unless I’m knee-deep in a dirty job. Since
I weave and knit wire regularly, it requires clean, dry hands at all
times, soI’m constantly have to wash my hands. Even keep cornstarch
or baby powder on hand for really damp conditions.
As for my desk, I require 2 feet of clear space on my desk, where I
work. If my desk is too messy, I can’t focus. I have little piles
and containers holding my bits and pieces so that they are not
Most jewelers’ benches I’ve seen or visited are so messy, so full of
tools and stuff, I’m amazed they get anything done or find anything.
I thought I was the oddball that had to get my desk cleaned of
everything frequently and even tools had to be in specific drawers.
Right now my studio is a disaster after finishing several major
projectsdue this week. I have to clean up before I move onto the
next round of jobs.