Thursday, October 27, 2011

A day in the life....

This is a day in the life at f. is for frank... this post can also be seen on a hundred days of designers from the NYIGF

A day in our life at f. is for frank is a combination of a little chaos and calm, mixed in with a lot of creativity. f. is for frank has just two employees, Shannah and I (Casey). We design and create a fabulous line of handmade, cast pewter jewelry. Shannah and I have a little help from 3 dogs named Milo, Millie and Pearl, a walking, talking toddler named Walker and a intern named Christine.
Our day starts between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Shannah gets to the studio earlier than I do and brings her boxer, Milo. I drop my toddler off at Mother's Day out and bring my dogs Millie and Pearl. The first thing we do is tend to emails and accounting business. We then go over the days schedule. Today, we had a meeting with a client at 10:30. Milo assisted.
After our meeting and lunch we did some "back room" work making jewelry. Here I am casting pewter.

Shannah is sanding the pewter castings to get them ready to be polished, soldered and antiqued.

As you can see we have been very busy. This table is full of jewelry we are in the process of making to send out to our stores all over the country.

Walker graces us with his presence in the afternoons. He loves the studio and has plenty of toys and dogs to keep him entertained. We work around him usually packing orders and completing marketing task in the front room of our studio so one of us can keep a good eye on him. Our days come to a close around 5 and among all the chaos and distraction, I always leave here feeling a sense of accomplishment.

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