Sunday, February 3, 2008
This blog records my process of creating art jewelry, with adventures, examples, and techniques! Not to mention creative inspiration! Click on the images to enlarge.
I have this really pretty Valentine's necklace - actually I have two of them, because I knew as soon as I made it that I wanted one for myself and one to sell. The hard part is capturing how sparkly the crystals are on this piece and how beautifully the dark pink seed beads complement the pale pink Swarovski crystals. Not to mention somehow conveying the way the silver disks are in constant movement against the silver balls.
Up until now I've been photographing my pieces against pastel-color scrapping paper, with a nice texture, and it's been great for most of my pieces. Below you see my PRESENT technique.
So ... since I really love MangoTango's technique of shooting against rippled glass, I tried a couple shots against my patio table with hot pink paper underneath (my EXPERIMENTAL technique). Now Miss Mango's stuff is mostly silver, and mine is silver and glass, so I don't know how successful it is for my jewelry. I mean, it's beautiful, but does it show the necklace well?
All I know is I really want stuff in my shop to POP. So it's a work in progress. Here are some of the other photos I took, compared with the photos presently in my shop. Which technique do you think is better?