Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Last year, I sold out of Christmas earrings early in the one show I did. This year I have several shows, so I'm going to make sure I have enough. So far, I've made big and little snowmen and lovely crystal Christmas trees. I'll be making some elves once the supplies I need arrive. I was hoping to make some angels, but the vendors who sell angel wings all seem to be sold out. Still searching for wings ...
Monday, October 8, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I'm finding I have to play with the colors of my photos to get them to look like the actual jewelry. The carnelian beads that suspend the Hill Tribe pendant were deep red in the original photo, rather than the true red-orange. The rhodonite flower suspended from a unakite and rhodonite necklace was very intensely pink before I toned it down.I'm glad I have PhotoShop to correct the colors. Sometimes I think I spend more time getting good pictures than I spent making the jewelry.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I love the look of multiple chains, but they cost a fortune in silver. Fortunately, wonderful brass chains are available in a variety of colors, from bright gold to rich brown. These two necklaces were made with brass chains, open circles in wood and horn, and ceramic beads from Greece. Yummy.
Friday, March 30, 2007
I got the light tent and lights, and they have really improved my photographs. But I'm still learning what works and what doesn't. Here are a couple of pictures taken with the new setup.
The chocker features lampwork beads by talented glass artist Sandra Hyler, plus Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. The earrings are fashioned from copper wire, twisted, hammered, and polished. They hang from niobium ear wires.