Sharing with you a bit of what goes into my jewellery photography…
Recently, I added to my unusual finds collection, whilst having a stall at a makers market which had been combined with a vintage collectables fair.
As soon as I saw the vintage cherub, I thought it would be really useful. I could use it as it was intended – as a plant pot holder – and also as a prop for my jewellery photography. It’s a lovely handmade cherub.
As a display for my jewellery, I like its variation of silver and pewter tones, but a downside of its shiny surface is that it causes reflections that I don’t particularly want in the photos. My windowsill has the best light for photography, I often experiment with different backgrounds, moving the props around and photographing from a variety of angles to see which gives the best results.
The Platform Gallery Craft Annual Open Exhibition has a selection of textiles, pottery, wood, furniture, metalwork, glass, print-work, and jewellery from makers across the North-West.
A maximum of 3 pieces can be entered by each maker for the exhibition. All of the 3 pieces that I entered, were selected and they are currently on display there; a Venus copper and pale pink fused glass pendant on a copper chain, rose-coloured medieval 2 bead earrings, and copper flower earrings.
The Craft Open exhibition runs until 4th July
Clitheroe is a great place to visit for a day out. It’s a pretty market town, with lovely shops, cafes, galleries, a castle, and museum. Sam Rowena x
After hibernating during the dark and cold Winter, Spring has helped to rekindle my creativity and I’ve enjoyed getting lost in time, making some gorgeous new jewellery pieces. I’ve tinkered with some of my designs and experimented using different colours, beads, and buttons.
amethyst beaded copper squiggle necklace
one-off vintage button earrings
lilac flower earrings
I am chuffed to bits with these new pieces, it’s felt so good to get back to making and spending some time being creative. You can now find these beauties or similar pieces on my stall at events.
Thanks for joining me on my creative journey,
Sam Rowena, jewellery artist x