September 28, 2009

Clean again.

After a few long days of some serious cleaning it's time to get back to work. Truth be told, my shop space is very very small, less than 100 square feet. On top of that there is no ventilation, or was no ventilation. I set up a very nice air filtration system with a HEPA filter, I can already tell the difference in air quality, as I don't have to wear a mask just to be in there... the air can get thick with chemicals, fumes and dust really fast.

It's easy to overlook creating a healthy work environment when you're working by yourself or in a very small business, but it is critical. Here (Gnoksin) is a great in depth article that really concerns the safety of anyone working with precious metals. It's a long read, but very informative.

Here are a few pictures from SoWa, cause I know everyone loves pictures!

September 23, 2009

Spring cleaning... a little late.

4 months of a whirlwind mess have consumed my shop and office, I'm ashamed to even post pictures. Today is going to be a long long cleaning day, maybe I'll post pictures once it's all clean.

It's going faster thanks to Pandora's Bon Iver channel.

September 22, 2009

Where in the world is Jesse Danger?

Yikes, it's been about three months since I've put anything on here. A lot has gone down in three months though. I've done numerous shows at Boston's SoWa Open Market, which has been a fantastic experience in general. I'll be back down again in October on the 11th and 25th and in December for the SoWa Holiday Market. Vermont shows and experiences haven't been anywhere near as grand, perhaps my expectations for said events were too high.

Etsy has been fantastic as well, and a great big thanks to everyone who has supported me by purchasing my creations, or blogging about my work or just simply taking the time to look!

With all this hard work I've opted to step away from my day job. Something I've been trying to do for far too long, but finally the opportunity has presented itself. This is truly what I long to do, and just the start to many things to come. This means for now;

-new work
-faster shipping
-faster emails
-more craft/art shows
-more updates/blog entries
and all sorts of possibilities

Thanks and more to come!