“SRAJD Blues” Treasury

A SRAJD (Self Representing Artists in Jewelry Design) Etsy Shops Collection

Curated by The Passionate Pearl.

I put this together when the winter blues were really getting to me.

We’ve had a rough, long and cold winter here in Maine

and snow is still on the ground trying to melt!

I love blue, it’s one of my favorite colors.

Enjoy!

SRAJD Blues

How to make a lightbox for photographing jewelry.

The Passionate Pearl:

This is a great article for those who take photos of small and close up items…I’ve got to try this!

Originally posted on Quirky Oak Artisan Jewelry:

Photographing my jewelry is one of my greatest ongoing challenges. Like many Etsy sellers, photography is not really my thing, but it’s a critical part of my selling process.

My house is dark inside and surrounded by a jungle of tropical plants so ‘shoot near a window’ doesn’t work for me. I struggle to get crisp colours and a clean background.

But after months of trial and error, and hundreds of grey, gloomy photos, I came up with a solution that’s working pretty well for me—and it’s really simple.

Here’s a bracelet I photographed using my new system:

A bracelet I photographed on my handmade lightbox.

Not too shabby is it? There are loads of websites that show you how to make light boxes from cardboard boxes and tracing paper. And then there are those wrinkly-looking photography ‘cubes’ – but none of them do it for me, so I created my own one.

Drumroll….here it is:

Lightbox made from a plastic box and paper.Like I said, it’s really simple.

My materials:

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The Story Behind My Blessings Necklace

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This Necklace – one of my latest designs – looks like something insignificant but it’s not, and it took a long time to put together. I had this Design on the back of my mind for a good while before … Continue reading

Leaning into the Fall Season

My husband and I and our 3 daughters

I was busy this summer and into the fall with some new Jewelry Designs and minor health problems at the same time. It is always a challenge to keep going some days. I turned 65 in June and I feel … Continue reading

A Little Break for David and Jeanne

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I am sorry for the inconvenience but I have worked really hard these past months with some added physical pain, it hasn’t been easy and I need a vacation. My husband and I are going to France and Italy to … Continue reading