I have 1700 square feet, about 500 sq. ft retail, a center section
about 600 sq. ft. that has inventory area, two work stations for
assembly, bead stringing, layout, an area about 15’ x 15’ with three
jewelers benches with buffers ultrasonic and steamer, and then I have
a large room, about 600 sq. ft. in the back of the building I call
the jewelry dungeon. That is wherelapidary, casting, mold making, s
and wax work is done.
The area where the benches are is referred to as the area where I
work on jewelry (soldering, finishing, setting stones,
fabricating.) Because I have a retail store I call the whole thing my
store or my shop, the area where the work is done is my studio as
that is where the work is produced. The dungeon is more of an
industrial area and looks and smells like one and it is where the
chances of getting dirt and grease on you are greater.
Richard Hart G.G.