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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bead Swap Jewelry

Last week, I showed the beads that I received from my swap partner Heather in the My So Called Junky Life's bead swap. I made a necklace using the majority of the beads.

These beads look so pretty together - so much nicer than I was able to photograph. It's a large piece - the cross pendant is 2 1/4 inches long.

I even had enough beads leftover to make a pair of earrings. I added all the sterling findings and the turquoise beads.

Again, these were also tough to photograph. Here's a photo of them dangling.

If you have any tips for taking great jewelry photos, I'd love to hear them. It's so hard to get them positioned correctly and get enough light and get a good photo...


Blogger Julie Boeck said...


June 19, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Natasha Burns said...

your jewellery is beautiful! you're right, it's hard to take jewellery photos...

thanks for popping by my blog. i hope you're loving the 100F degrees you're having. i loooove Summer and am not a winter person at all. the only thing that makes winter bearable for me is boots and coats! hehehe!

June 21, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Charm Bracelet Diva said...

So lovely! Aren't swaps fun?

June 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Very lovely jewelry creations! I was able to successfully photograph a necklace by putting a white crocheted piece over a lamp and then letting the necklace hang from the necklace. Was surprised it worked so well.

I agree, this is one hard thing to do (get the lighting right). I read recently your flash on the camera is the worse thing and that if you turn that off and rely on other light it works better. I've yet to figure out how to turn my digital camera flash off. Need to look that up.

Love your site

June 29, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I completely agree about taking photos of jewelry. I have long struggled with this. One things NOT to do is use your flash. Ick! I never use my flash - EVER! The necklace looks beautiful as do the earrings.

June 30, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

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