Thursday, November 25, 2010

CRAFTING SPACE - Ana Matusevič

Hi all! 
How are you keepping? Busy I hope ;) 

Today I'm delighted to take you to Ana's crafting space. Ana runs three shops on ETSY, two of which - Rosemary's Manufacture and TheOnly- offer stunningly beautiful jewellery and AgShop - jewellery supplies. Ana was our FEATURED SELLER and you can also find out more about her by reading her blog, becoming her fan/friend on Facebook or following her on Twitter.

What kinds of crafts do you do?

I create jewelry, sometimes I sew accessories like brooches or chokers. 
Photos are very important to me. I put many affort to make them clear and attractive. This is the place, where I'm taking photos of my jewellery. 

My favorite camera is Canon PS 720IS.
Also I cooperate with photographer Bartek ( and once in a while we arrange photo shooting with models. I have to take care of make up and waredrobe then. 

Where do you craft?

I work at home. Part of one room of my flat is customised to my needs: I occupy 3 tables and 11 shelves.

part of my shelves, where I keep my materials

What in your craft space (if anything) inspires you?

I have a big window in front of me and I love to watch: at people, cars, trains passing by, my neighbourhood. It helps me to calm down and start thinking about what can I do today in my studio.

a view through my window at nigh

What kind of materials, tools you use most often? How do you store them?
How do you organize your workspace?

I keep my materials in cardboard boxes and workbags. I keep different shapes of stones separately as well as crystals, pearls and other materials. I sew not often, so fabrics and my sewing mashine I keep in a closet.
Usually I work with Swarovski elements, sterling silver and gemstones - these are my favorites. But also I have some plastic or metal beads - for custom orders.
I use 4 different pliers, small burner, also I have mini-kiln for my art clay designs (I keep it in a kitchen ;) ).

my latest designs

Do you have any organization tip/tool/tricks that can help others improve their workspace?

It took me a lot of time to find best way to organize things I use and I think everybody should find his own way. I write down on all boxes, what's inside. It's very important to be able to find thing you need really fast. I don't have pets or children yet, so I don't need to keep all small elements hidden.

If you could change one thing in your craft room what would it be?

I don't need much space, I like to have all things I need close at hand. I would like to change arrangement of my tables and shelves some day, but at this moment I'm happy with what I have.


  1. Awesome interview. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you! I'm honored to be here :)

  3. O, rety! Musze to sobie potem koniecznie powolutku przetłumaczyć! :D

  4. Wonderful is your space!
    Dreams turn into reality, I believe! And aim to have my workshop too :)

  5. dużo zdjęć = dobrze :)
    + faktycznie, najlepiej wszystko mieć _gdzieś_ obok :)

  6. Great to read, great to know you better, Ana :)


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