Sunday, June 14, 2009

In search of my perfect apron

Though until the past few days I've never thought seriously about getting an apron. I usually don't mind wiping my hands on my pants, or whatever I'm wearing. I mean, jewelry making is dirty and I don't wear anything 'good' to work in anyway. Now that it is hot though - my studio is extraordinarily hot and I find myself wearing as little as possible - most of the time a little dress that is cool, but has no pockets. And for a variety of reasons, I am thinking a nice little apron will be perfect. I can wipe dirty stuff all over it and maybe save some of my real clothes from getting incredibly dirty. It has to have pockets - at least one. i don't really know what for, but too often i need something. Also - it has to be an ipod holder. I have a clip on my ipod case, so it can clip to the top of the band if needed - but the arm band holster is just too hot to be strapped on my arm in the 95+ degree heat of my studio. talk about uncomfortable, ugh.

so my qualifications:
*nice colors, something fun that will make me happy
*something thin enough to not be too hot and bulky
*at least one pocket
*not too long - again - we don't want something that will add extra heat
*pliable as I will probably be using it to wipe out the insides of rings after i've sanded them, that sort of thing...
*but - durable enough to deal w/ the dirt of the studio...

so far - here are my favorites (oh and of course, i'm sure you'll notice the blue and green theme - they ARE my colors after all :)













Do you have a favorite? If you know me... does one seem to scream "This is perfect for Beth"? Do you have an apron that you wear and love?

Some people might think that I am indecisive. I know differently - I just like to think it through and find the 'perfect' one for me. Weigh all my options etc. Which is kind of strange considering there are plenty things in life I just do w/o thinking! Hm, I guess when it comes to spending money though - that is what makes me stop and think. And I think all of these are incredibly reasonable priced - so that doesn't actually factor in to my decision at all.

9 comments:

megan said...

i like the upcycled pillow case one - i bet its nice and soft, which is always an important characteristic for me when choosing an apron.

Beth Cyr said...

thanks megan!
that was actually the one I was leaning towards most - also that it might catch more things falling from my bench...

Em said...

I'm in love with the last one.

Michelle said...

I'm in love with the last one too! But to be honest, I'm very close to the maker.

down and out chic said...

oooh, the first or the third. i like the mix of patterns in each.

Dimitrova said...

I think the second or third, in no particular order, are lovely! Nice color scheme, beautiful patters, and they look comfortable, fun and remind me of spring.

Beth Cyr said...

oh they are all so lovely! i want them all - thanks everyone for your opinions... I thought it might make it easier.... now I see more advantages to all of them! :)

Ashley said...

They are all super cute! I didn't know we shared the same favorite colors. I am leaning towards one and three.

kerin rose said...

did you check out my friend sarah's aprons on etsy?...
I think she is called mountain ash designs

she makes really cool aprons...!