Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm getting happier!

I have been searching high and low for a place to do my photography indoors. The winters here are freakin' brutal! I know, I know, it could be worse... however, when you are in a business where your photography matters to the overall outcome the product you are selling then the cold weather definitely hinders that aspect. I've been complaining to myself about it for months. (And here, but hey, I need an outlet too!)
So as a photographer, I try different things. I love the summer months, where I can photograph the jewelry outside, in the beautiful sunlight. I have my rock in the backyard that I prop things up on and of course my earring stand, and I'm happy with that. But now, I can't use my's covered with snow. So until Summer comes around again, I must make due.

I've tried freezing outside, and sometimes it's ok, but the shadows are TERRIBLE! I can't stand it! Most people wouldn't even notice, but I do...and I am a perfectionist. I've had this idea in my head for a long time, so last night I was out with a friend and we went to Home Depot. I kept thinking..."What if I bring the rock INSIDE?" I bought myself a beautiful piece of Sandstone and it's in my office, right in front of the window. The sun was just starting to reach the room that I was in, so next time I'll have to make sure that it's a little more even, but for the first go around, I thought it was ok. It's all about the beads anyway!!
Let's get the consensus on these photo's...because I LOVE THEM! I'm almost happy! LOL! Can you believe that?? A little more tweaking and I should be good to go!
I present you with my design from yesterday. I am calling it

I bought these two sets of beads from Jena Fulcher. Gosh, I love her beads!!! The colors are also so vivid and her beads are just gorgeous. Very well made and very much my style!
I added my usual menagerie of silver spacers and wire wrapped to the music yesterday!

This will be listed up on Etsy later today!
Back to work! Have a great Sunday!


  1. I totally forgot that you are a photographer!! I love it!! I may have to re-think some things ;) Of course you are the only one in the world that knows what I mean by that. lol
    Awesome bracelet!!

  2. they're excellent and the bracelet is gorgeous!

  3. Love the bracelet! I also like your idea of bringing the stone inside.


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