Saturday, October 31, 2009
Just a quick message to say that I will be working on a new project for Woods & Woods. They have ordered "scarf holders". Which are an elastic ring with beads on it that will complement and help tie scarves, pashminas and other light fabrics for the impending colder season! I will post photos as soon as I'm done with them.
Monday, October 26, 2009
So I decided to make a nice rounded number of 35 earrings for the Woods & Woods store in Uxbridge. I made a couple of duplicates, I didn't think they should be OOAK ("One of a kind" - the new term I learned today) because of how fun they are... it would be a shame that they can't be shared by many.
I shot them before packaging them and sending them off to the store. Unfortunately for me, the data card in the camera is now now reading - so I lost a bunch of images until I find a card reader. I do however have just a couple on another card.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here is the LINK for my website as promised.
Please be sure to send me feedback about what you think about navigating, reading, the links, the photos... any criticism is good criticism - it will all point in the direction of positive progression in the end.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The lighting wasn't as good by the time I got out there, direct sunlight is hard to work with (well for me anyway), there are such deep, long shadows, they can be distracting. So next time there's a good sunny day, I'm going to shoot it a little further in the apartment. I also need to find my stands to hang the earrings on, but you have to admit the notebook was a good idea!
Enjoy the rest:
So today was a promising day for shooting the pieces I have at home indoors. I somehow managed to fill a 2G card in about 20 minutes... and I still have about half of the earrings to go! But that's okay, it will give me a lot to work with in terms of editing. Here are some of my favourite ones so far!
And now that the camera has successfully imported the images - back to work before my sunlight disappears!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have decided to minimize my efforts towards commissioned pieces. They were too time consuming and I really couldn't keep to individual's budgets unless it was a bulk order. However I am still willing to do unique pieces for people, just at a price where I will not be compromising my artisanal efforts. Instead I will be making collections, sets of pieces that will speak true to my abilities and creativity as a jeweler and artist.
I have also just created an "official" website for my jewelry. It will be a more formal place for me to show case pieces for sale. I figure this is where I will document the creative process for what I'm working on. I will post the url for it later as it is still under construction.
Today I will also be taking photos of a special collection that I'm creating for the clothing store, Woods & Woods, in Uxbridge. A collection mainly comprised of earrings which will complement their season's collection of clothing - deep purples, vibrant teals and classic red and blacks. I have tried to keep to three styles in mind for this collection. Double jointed dangles, mini-chandeliers and wrapped wire. I'm also using mainly Swarovski crystals, European crystals, freshwater pearls and silver plated wire. I will post some photos here after the shoot.
Until next time,
This blog will be dedicated to pieces and projects that I am working on. You can keep an eye on how my jewelry is progressing and what the finished pieces look like. I will also list where the pieces are sold or how you can order your own S Jewelry creations.
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