Today I spent an hour and a half photographing my latest creations. It then took approximately 30 seconds for me to realise that they were almost all rubbish. Photographing silver is such a challenge. I’ve tried indoors and outdoors. Bright light and shade. Light tent and open air. And none seem to be working so well just now. I have read lots of advice and tutorials, I have asked a photographer friend, and now I shall be harassing my poor husband because I know that he’ll be able to figure it out. In the end. In the meantime, I decided to try converting a couple of today’s attempts into black and white so that I can give you a sneaky peak before they make it into my shops (with decent photos!)
What do you think?
It’s been a bit quiet on the blogging front this week as there has been much making to get to grips with: a beautiful commission (which I can’t share I’m afraid) and a lovely selection of goodies for my local stockist.
So, whilst there’s little to see that you may not have seen before, as I was trying out my photography yesterday – just *how* hard is it to take a decent picture of silver jewellery? – I thought I’d share a little prettiness with you today. I hope you like what you see.
Sea Foam Bangle
Double Bangle with Silver Heart
Heart Bangle Selection
Rings - Hearts, Flowers, Sea Foam & Fern Frond
Rockpool Pendant with Chain
Now that Christmas has passed, and there’s no danger of my photographs spoiling any surprises, I thought I’d share some of the items I was asked to make in December. I hope you like them!
Blue sea glass ring
Aqua sea glass rockpool pendant
Double bangle with citrine chips
(Unfortunately the bottom two photos had to be taken indoors, so the colour is a little strange – but it doesn’t stop the jewellery being beautiful!)
A lovely little ring, made from a crossed double band of sterling silver wire, with a tiny silver heart soldered on slightly off-centre. The ring and heart are both textured, but can be made with a smooth finish if desired.
If you would like to order a Cross-My-Heart Ring, or a variety on this theme, then please visit my Folksy or Etsy shop, or the commissions page.