Photography tutorial – Photographing Jewellery

I’ve spent the day photographing my latest jewellery creations. It’s not as simple as you think to get a professional shot when you intend for the piece you are photographing to be for commercial purposes. I’m still not sure that I manage it, but given that I don’t have professional lamps and backdrops with whichContinue reading “Photography tutorial – Photographing Jewellery”

Whispers from Venice – Micro Bracelets (Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus)

I have been inspired by the wonders of Venice during my recent travels there, and since my return I have been busily creating new pieces of jewellery that reflect the typical traditional colours and styles of one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Europe. I call these bracelets my ‘Micro Bracelets’, designed toContinue reading “Whispers from Venice – Micro Bracelets (Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus)”

Bead Embroidered Neckpiece With Eye-Pendant

My first piece of bead-embroidered jewellery is now complete. With a few minor changes, in that I chose not to use the original clasp that I had been working on, photographed for my previous postĀ ‘Eye Eye!’on the making of this elaborate neck-piece. Instead I fashioned a hook and eye clasp made from .8mm Sterling SilverContinue reading “Bead Embroidered Neckpiece With Eye-Pendant”

Eye Eye!

What began as a fanciful idea in my head to create my first piece of bead embroidery has become a two month-long project so far in creating an entire neck-piece. I discovered the art of bead embroidery at theĀ beginning of this year, and was so smitten with the idea that I began dreaming up designsContinue reading “Eye Eye!”