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jewelart photography

Just to show you a bit of what goes into my jewellery photography…

vintage cherub plant pot stand
vintage cherub plant pot stand

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.

Its a lovely handmade cherub by ‘SP’, in Italy. I guess it was made using a  mould with some sort of plastic material, then hand-painted.

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 experiment with different backgrounds, moving the props around and photographing from a variety of angles to see which gives the best results.

These are all photos of one of my new smaller sized glass pendants that are on vintage style filigree bails and with snake chain necklaces.

Some of the photos turned out either too dark or light. My favourites were the 2nd and last photos, but decided that the colour of the pink pendant was better on the last photograph and that was chosen – as my latest featured header image for my Jewelleryartist facebook page, as well as for my September jewellery artist newsletter.

Photographing glass is quite difficult, because of its shiny surface you get many unwanted reflections and its also not easy to capture its true colour. Hopefully my jewellery photography skills will improve…

Please post your comments and any tips you have on photographing glass.
Thanks Samantha x

Platform Gallery Craft Open Exhibition 2015

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.

Platform Gallery
Platform Gallery

A maximum of 3 pieces can be entered by each maker for the exhibition. All of my 3 pieces that I entered, were selected and they are currently on display there; a Venus copper and pale pink fused glass pendant on 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. Its a pretty market town, with lovely shops, cafes, galleries, a castle and museum.

more info: www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/info/200303/platform_gallery

jewelart designs April 2015

After hibernating during the Winter, Spring has helped to rekindle my creativity and I’ve enjoyed being lost in time, making new jewellery pieces. I’ve tinkered with some of my designs, experimenting using different colours, beads and buttons.

Am chuffed to bits, with these new pieces, its been so good to get back to making and spending time being creative. But, the downside is that I’ve not had much time left over for my computer work, there are many tasks on my ‘to do’ list for May!

These pieces are currently all for sale at the events I’m doing and similar pieces will be for sale online (from June).

Love to hear what you think of my new designs, please leave me a comment, either here or on facebook. Samantha x